What will Lyon in 2050?

The city of Lyon has been able to give new life to old neighborhoods and unattractive, as here, the Confluence. FRANCIS DEMANGE/SIPA (illustration) — SIPA

  • Between science fiction and realistic perspectives, “20minutes” he wanted to know what could look like the city of Lyon in 33 years.
  • The cities of “suburb” and those that are located in the hallway of the chemistry, could play a critical role.
  • Has provided to better serve the territories of the first crown.

The year 2050 ? In 33 years, you may be saying. Hard to project if long-term and to know what the face will actually the city of Lyon at this time. This is the question that we posed to several observers on the occasion of the days of the national architecture , which takes place on 13, 14 and 15 October.

“The real challenge is to ensure that the city will still work to the horizon-there “, a loose preamble Sébastien Sperto, manager of thecouncil of architecture, planning and environment Rhone (CAUE) and director of studies at the Urban planning Agency of Lyon. “Above all they must anticipate the modes of life and the changes of behaviour of its citizens “, pointing to the architect for which the “cities in the suburbs” are called upon to play an essential role.

The first crown will play a major role

“It would be interesting to see if the city of Lyon will continue to develop around its hyper-centre. This seems to me to compromise because the land prices are likely to climb. And all the world will not have the means to stay in the city center. One can imagine that the population will reside more in cities today, in the first crown “. Cities such as Oullins, Vénissieux, Vaulx-en-Velin or Pierre-Benite.

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A shared understanding Christophe Boyadjian, architect and teacher at national superior School of architecture of Lyon. “In 30 years, we can say that we have permanently reversed the eyes on the periphery. We will surely have a Metropolis multipolar “. And to quote the example of the transformation effected since the 90s in some areas of the city or the agglomeration.

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Suburbs as soon as the unavoidable

“Look At The Duchère. It was a place under-equipped and under-served. This is no longer the case today. Same thing about the Confluence. Who would have thought live there ? The prisons that were built and the lack of infrastructure that encouraged people to come and settle here “. Completely transformed and modernised, the district has become one of the most expensive in Lyon.

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“Thanks to massive investment, it has managed to reverse this look. This new approach to the city has helped to keep the people and bring value to the neighborhood, ” he continued. “In 30 years, all the investments made over the long term are achieved and these areas will be stabilized “. And to add : “Each territory will have a value that is of benefit to all. “

Mesh the territories

According to observers, the peripheral development towns and the upgrading of its territories can not, however, without the maintenance of public services, and without ” a reflection on the mobility “. “Today, the centre of Lyon is connected to the centers of the cities round about, but there is not tangential. There is no link by public transport to go from Saint-Priest to Vaulx-en-Velin, for example, ” notes Christophe Boyadjian. Hence the importance of providing an effective networking that would connect all the cities of the Metropolis.

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“A Metropolis that has a bad transportation system is a city that works badly, warns Sébastien Sperto. It will be necessary to anticipate the connection of these territories, while taking into account the evolution of the behaviours of displacements. It will be necessary to integrate the role of the bicycle or walking, which are practices that grow “.

The chemical corridor, “the place to live” ?

Christophe Boyadjian also focuses on the development of cities in the south of greater lyon at the horizon 2050, “territories extraordinary” located in the hallway of the chemistry. As Feyzin, which ” could be the space the most natural to the doors of Lyon “.

With the decommissioning of the highway A6-A7, a hypothetical exercise
the plan of risk prevention technology and the advent of the use of electric cars, these cities could easily become the next 30 years, ” the places to live “. “These are already areas well served with a quality landscape without equal, although relatively unknown. They can become the most desired place of the city, and much more in demand than the villages of the west lyon that are less accessible, ” predicts the architect. You have been warned.