In the words of Tristan Benhaïm and Alain Maugard, a new stage of democracy emerges, made up of more personal involvement, control of an economy that has become closer and a shared project for a common future.
Their approach is resolutely optimistic, after an uncompromising diagnosis of the current situation.
It is urbanity that they speak to us, giving a new youth to Henri Lefebvre’s words on its components: centrality, diversity, connectivity.
These three parameters are more than ever at the rendezvous to make the city, with other values born of the current revolutions such as dialogue with nature, the fertility of otherness, the virtue of the economy of use a place creating civilization, progress through innovation and invention of new forms of well-being.

Gilbert Emont, directeur de l'Institut Palladio