Launched in 2017, FUTURE Days is Gustave Eiffel University’s event on sustainable cities and territories. For the first time since its inception, the event is evolving and available in a cycle of meetings on the territories of the different campuses of Gustave Eiffel University.
Next November 29th is the starting day for the Future Days on the campus of the University of Marne-la-Vallée, where researchers from all disciplines, stakeholders from municipalities and companies meet to enter into dialogue, exchange their knowledge and share their experiences.
The aim of the Future Days is to address change in all its diversity, whether ecologically and energetically, of course, but also socially, economically or digitally.
“These transitions can actually concern different objects: our way of moving around, our way of producing, our way of developing the city or even our democratic practices. Territories have particular problems depending on the context, socio-economic, cultural, historical or even depending on the governance method in place. Therefore, it is important to be able to understand these specifics in order to be able to propose appropriate answers. The challenge of these meetings is also to insist that there is no one perfect solution, but many solutions that must be configured as closely as possible to the realities on the ground,” specifies Corinne Blanquart, 1st Vice President of the Gustave Eiffel University .
From February to June 2023, different meetings will take place on all university campuses around the same common thread, namely the dynamics of transitions and their specific variations in the different territories.
The big highlights
Loïc Vadelorge, professor of contemporary history and scientific director of the Labex Futurs Urbains, will speak in the opening plenary and question the place of history in the face of the upheavals of the present.
A first round table focuses the exchange on “Cities and territories in transition” with the presence and effectiveness of the department of Seine-et-Marne and the Paris Vallée-de-la-Marne agglomeration community.
The Île-de-France region will stand alongside researchers from the Smart Lab LABILITY Laboratory at Gustave Eiffel University to illustrate a community’s interest in this finding, in this case on the organization of work and the evolution of transport to the Ile region -de-France in terms of the transition and resilience of the territory after the health crisis.
The Eiffage Group and university researchers will present the results of the “E3S” project, dedicated to innovative research-action mechanisms around the development of the eco-district “LaVallée” in Châtenay-Malabry.
Finally, the round table entitled “Beyond the digital transformation: new uses of digital in higher education” will address the topic of digital change with the European project ATHENA.