Dominique Alba is an architect born in 1957. She has worked in Jean Nouvel’s agency, then helped to develop the Congo countryside. Later on she taught at the Ecole des Mines of Paris, co-created the Roux-Alba agency and worked on buildings renovation and city planning operations in France, Europe and Africa. She won 2nd prize for the architecture contest rewarding the First Personal work. When Delanoë became Mayor of Paris, she joined his advisors’ team, focusing on urban renewal and architecture. She became Chief Executive Officer of the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, the information centre on architecture and city planning in Paris. She joined the APUR in 2008 as vice director, before becoming its Chief Executive Officer in 2012.
- June 12: Beyond the battle for the kerb: adapting cities to new mobility
How the changes of mobility transform the public spaceIn Paris, since 2001, pedestrians and soft mobility have been at the heart of transportation policies. In addition to the positive effects on pollution, noise and ease of travel for soft and public transport, this choice has made it possible to increase the space reserved for pedestrians (nearly 80 hectares) and to install shared uses in a large majority of lanes (such zones 20km/h, pedestrian betting). This change leads to a change in the designing process of urban landscape and in the various actors (who need to be supported) workflow. The public space is a space of social connection, and it stands as a major challenge within the Greater Paris area.