Heritage and Landscapes
Studies and publications
Garden cities, an ideal to be pursued
Cahiers, no. 165
Henri Sellier, among others, contributed, to the design of a more well-balanced and more sustainable city. Humanist and visionary, he was the father of the garden cities which were built during the interwar years in the Ile-de-France region. He knew how to reconcile the need ...
Landscape, from plans to reality
Cahiers, no. 159
It is not growth that is measured any more but development. We measure differently by adding new factors to wealth such as well-being, health and accomplishment. Landscape shows the link in between man and nature. The landscape question is one that covers global problems. ...
Heritage in the Paris region: protecting the rich heritage in the context of sustainable development
Cahiers, no. 130
History has left its imprint on the Paris region lending profound unity to its rich diversity. Its identity is founded on harmony born from a blend of historical and contemporary beauty, bell towers and villages, glass and concrete, rivers and forests. A region of "capital" ...
Heritage in the Paris region: from the aesthetics of conservation to a forward-planning dynamic approach
Cahiers, no. 129
The Paris region is rich in both natural and architectural heritage. The locality enjoys a wealth of features both in the form of monuments and sites, recorded and preserved very early on thanks to an appreciation of their value although, at times, necessity has meant ...
Three centuries of maps in the Ile-de-France
Cahiers no. 119 and no. 120
Old maps captivate us because of their beauty. They are illustrations of their time. These maps, made for governing, also tell us about the life of the land, with its pathways, its villages and its names. In the last century, the map became an administrative tool, a tool of ...
The landscapes of Ile-de-France
Cahiers, no. 117-118
The Ile-de-France has a very fine heritage of architecture and landscape. Some of its sites and monuments are world famous. Its many villages, churches, châteaux, forests and valleys, of local and regional interest, make it one of France's most beautiful regions. And ...