“The Direction of the Great Paris. Studying the History of Modern European Metropolis”
The lecture by prof. Anna Geppert

In 2007 the president of France initiated a project named Great Paris. The goal of this project is to create new, ambitious plans regarding the development of this metropolis. Respected architects and urban planners have presented their concepts. A plan for metropolitan transport development has been created. However, the plans of the government cause much controversy – for example, the self-governments of the municipalities surrounding Paris are afraid of losing their position. Anna Geppert will tell us about the currently ongoing discussions and wll try to answer the question “what is the direction of Paris”, whereas we will try to find out what conclusions the citizens of Wrocław could/should draw from this story.