This year marks the 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia, which gave that term its current meaning and reconnected with a literary genre begun by Plato –the detailed description of a society that is seen by the author as ideal. This utopia of More’s, which was highly regarded, particularly in Europe from the 17th century onwards, became very influential and in subsequent centuries many authors have tried their hands at utopian proposals, applied in most cases to circumscribed territories. As Jean Haëntjens reminds us, this strain of utopian thought contributed greatly to fuelling the visions of towns and cities deemed desirable by the political actors and urbanists of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Paris French Tech Ticket, launched in May 2015 by the city of Paris and the French state, enabled 49 entrepreneurs to be selected who were leaders of 23 start-up projects.
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On 20 to 22 April 2016, the Institute for the Future (IFTF), an American forward looking think-tank based in San Francisco, presented at their annual retreat in Oakland the future scenarios of what our society will look like in 2026 showing that the new generation, “generation Transition”, will live in a post-platform world. Let’s discover their US view of the future…
The Munich Security Conference, an independent venue for policymakers and experts for discussions about security issues of the day and of the future, has released its second Munich Security Report (MSR) featuring important trends and issues in international security.
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- Les utopies urbaines
- The Resurgence of Urban Utopias
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