[PUBLICATION] 13th issue of the Pop’Sciences Mag: “City and life, a question of balance”

On The June 20, 2024

© Visée.A, © Flor Labanca
© Visée.A, © Flor Labanca

In June 2024, Pop’Sciences is publishing the latest issue of its magazine, which explores the relationship between humans and non-humans in our urban world. The release was highlighted on June 20 at a panel discussion in collaboration with Villeurbanne’s Maison du Livre, de l’Image et du Son.

The 13th Pop’Sciences Mag

In this new issue, discover how we can better integrate nature into our cities in mutually-beneficial ways for all living things. Explore our relationship with living things and the ways in which we live together, with contributions from historians, geographers, urban planners, architects, biologists, ecologists, lawyers and philosophers. You will also find surveys, interviews, photo reports, and drawings to help shed light on the issue.

In this issue:

  • The human-nature relationship in our cities
  • Working towards a living culture
  • Nature’s epic in the city: from mistrust to complicity
  • What role can plants play in the center of Lyon today?
  • Urban spaces, overlooked hotbeds of life
  • Plants that have been unfairly blacklisted
  • Wild and domestic animals, visible and invisible
  • Nature-based solutions to make cities better places to live
  • COLLECTIVE project: when biodiversity blooms at the foot of a building
  • A more “gentle approach” to cities
  • Artificial light at night: a legal issue?
  • City-beings and beings in the city

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A panel discussion to mark the launch

On June 20, 2024, a panel discussion was held to officially mark the launch of the 13th Pop’Sciences Mag. The panel discussion, entitled “Can we adapt our cities to climate change with living things?” discussed possible ways to make tomorrow’s cities better places to live. The focus was on a range of measures to adapt the city to climate change (planting vegetation, designing buildings to take account of natural elements, reducing the artificial development of land, etc.), but also to enable all living things to live in the city more effectively (green and blue grids, etc.).

These questions are explored with contributions from:

  • Karine Lapray, energy and environmental engineer, research professor at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon, and co-manager of the Tribu design office;
  • Hugues Mouret, Scientific Director of the ARTHROPOLOGIA organization.

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