New book chapter by Sebastien Darchen on densification and sustainability in inner cities (Routledge)
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New book chapter by Sebastien Darchen on densification and sustainability in inner cities (Routledge)

Dr. Sebastien Darchen in collaboration with Professor Claire Poitras (INRS-UCS, Montreal) published a chapter titled “Accommodating densification and social sustainability in the inner city: Case study of Griffintown in Montreal” in the recent edited volume “Compulsory acquisition for urban densification” Edited by Associate Professor Glen Searle. The book also includes a chapter by Long Chen … Continue reading

Article in The Conversation by Dr. Sebastien Darchen on regenerating inner cities most read article this week in Cities section
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Article in The Conversation by Dr. Sebastien Darchen on regenerating inner cities most read article this week in Cities section

Article published this week in the Conversation by Dr. Sebastien Darchen (UQ) and Dr. Gwendal Simon (Universite Paris-Est, Marne-La-Vallee, UPEM) has reached 15 000 readers and is the most read article this week in the “Cities” section. This confirms that the debate on densification  is a hot and controversial topic in Australia. Read the full … Continue reading

New article in The Conversation by Dr Sebastien Darchen on regenerating inner cities in France
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New article in The Conversation by Dr Sebastien Darchen on regenerating inner cities in France

Dr. Sebastien Darchen (UQ) and Dr. Gwendal Simon (Universite Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallee) present the planning instruments and financing mechanisms leading to good regeneration outcomes in France. The examples of large-scale regeneration projects of Ile de Nantes, Lyon Confluence and Paris Rive Gauche are presented. If “New Built Gentrification” cannot always be avoided, regeneration processes in France … Continue reading

Adaptive re-use is helping to change the way we think about how we can remake urban spaces
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Adaptive re-use is helping to change the way we think about how we can remake urban spaces

Research by Dr. Sebastien Darchen initially published in Urban Studies is included in the LSE US CENTRE BLOG Facing increasing population pressures, many US urban centers are turning to novel methods, such as adaptive re-use, in order to encourage more intense land use. Sébastien Darchen writes that while adaptive re-use is often employed as a regeneration … Continue reading