Urban objects


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    In this interview, which takes us through the streets of Paris, the urban planner Guillaume Josse uses some urban objects from our everyday lives to give us keys to understanding the challenges facing cities in both the South and North alike... Ordinary urban objects come to mind, for example, street signs, drain covers, street lights, paved roads, which respectively contribute to addressing and identifying places and their residents, preserving hygiene and public health, and the movement of persons and consumer goods
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  • Rémy Rioux appointed Chief Executive Officer of Agence Française de Développement by the Council of Ministers today, 25 May 2016

    In this interview, which takes us through the streets of Paris, the urban planner Guillaume Josse uses some urban objects from our everyday lives to give us keys to understanding the challenges facing cities in both the South and North alike... Ordinary urban objects come to mind, for example, street signs, drain covers, street lights, paved roads, which respectively contribute to addressing and identifying places and their residents, preserving hygiene and public health, and the movement of persons and consumer goods
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  • 2016, a record year for AFD

    In this interview, which takes us through the streets of Paris, the urban planner Guillaume Josse uses some urban objects from our everyday lives to give us keys to understanding the challenges facing cities in both the South and North alike... Ordinary urban objects come to mind, for example, street signs, drain covers, street lights, paved roads, which respectively contribute to addressing and identifying places and their residents, preserving hygiene and public health, and the movement of persons and consumer goods
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  • Events

    For the photographers who take part in the 2012 edition and its urban topic, this Contest also provides a wonderful opportunity to express their sensitivity, translate their interest in development into photos, share their vision of people at the heart of urban areas and depict the phenomena, changes and shocks taking place in them, but also the more positive interactions
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    The main object was to address a joint message to the Palestinian Energy Authority... Contrary to common belief, the private sector is sometimes the only healthcare provider in rural areas and deprived urban areas, explains Aurore Lambert, health project manager at AFD
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  • AFD in the Palestinian Territories

    The main object was to address a joint message to the Palestinian Energy Authority... 20 % in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a focus on sustainable urban development (EUR 1.1bn in 2016)... improved urban transport in New Caledonia
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  • Events

    Before developing this point, the first approach during the session was to begin by evoking mankind' s complicated history with land: a relationship beset by tensions and conflict, which are both the source and outlet of the phenomena described throughout AFD's series of conferences, i.e. the population explosion, the increasing scarcity of natural resources, mass rural exodus, urban sprawl, the disappearance of basic forms of human organization and segregation
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