In 1973 the last stretch of Paris's ring road opened; built to alleviate the capital's heavy traffic, Europe's most congested roadway is used by 1.3 million drivers today.
Thanks to the project "Greater Paris", which is forming a metroplex that extends beyond the ring road, the bypass is becoming a new centre of development.
Choose your guide, and set off on the ring road of yesterday, today or tomorrow to meet residents, commuters and others who use it. [eb-hj]
PEKIN SANS TRANSITION
To better understand the transformation that Beijing has undergone from 1985 to today, an urban planner explores seven of the city's emblematic sites, comparing their past and present. [eb-hj]
Interactive narrative, 2013
REINVENTION STORIES is an experiment in bringing real-life documentary stories into the potential of an interactive environment. Through residents' personal stories, through stories about places and events in the city, the web site follows the struggles and resurgence of Dayton, Ohio, defined by Forbes Magazine in 2008 as “one of the fastest dying cities in the nation”, and encourages internauts to make contributions, ask and answer questions. [eb-hj]
A webdocumentary to discover how street art narrates the world. Content linked to the All City app (App Store).
DANS LES MURS DE LA CASBAH
The walls of Algier's Casbah bear a dual testimony to Algeria's history and to its current urban troubles. An open and participative immersion in the mythical neighbourhood at the origin of every change in the country. In French and Arabic.
The Block: Stories From a Meeting Place
Located in Sidney, on land traditionally inhabited by the Gadigal people, the Block was established in 1973. Linked to the Black Panther movement, the Block soon became known as a meeting place amongst the Indigenous community. Visit the Block now, and get to know its stories of tragedy and hope.
The testimonials of 27 Aquila women who exist /resist in an earthquake-shattered ghost town while in the outskirts ersatz towns develop. In Corriere.it since April 2012.
RIO DE JANEIRO SELF-PORTRAIT
One of the most beautiful cities in the world, as seen through the eyes of its native artists.
Villeneuve 5/5, de l'utopie à la mauvaise réputation
Former model of peaceful "co-habitation" established just after May '68, Grenoble's Villeneuve traded in its social utopia for another myth, that of generalised crime.
Discours de Grenoble, wikipedia (Fr).