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Innovation in French Architecture and Urban Projects

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If you have been listening to the politicians over the past few months you will know 'Innovation' is all the go. Well, strangely enough, as it turns out, that's not all just talk as Innovation in French Architecture and Urban Planning is at the core of the French architecture and planning professions.

The Alliance Francaise de Brisbane is holding an exciting and special event as part of a cycle of conferences about innovation in France. The first of which will address Innovation in French Architecture and Urban Planning to be held at the Alliance Française de Brisbane, 262 Montague Road, West End on Friday 17 June, 2016 commencing at 6.30pm and running for one hour.

Tickets are available online:
Alliance Francaise members for $25 book here; and
Non-members for $30 book here.

Ticket prices include a glass of French wine.

Throughout architectural history France has incorporated many original designs and inventions in unique, first-to-be-seen buildings and large scale innovative urban projects – think Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Pyramid and that's just in Paris. You will discover there are many other regions of France rich in contemporary and innovative projects.

The conference will be in English and will give you the opportunity to discover the impacts of modern innovation through a special architectural and urban Tour de France.

Sign up now for an evening where you will see how revolutionary inspiration morphs into innovation. Architecture expert, Karine Dupre will be discussing new projects and innovative architecture currently being undertaken in France. You will see how innovation can showcase genuine technological prowess to develop better solutions to critical issues such as public housing, better environment and healthier living conditions.

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Associate Professor Karine Dupré is a French architect and planner who, prior to joining the Architecture program at Griffith University, taught and conducted research at the Strasbourg National Institute of Applied Sciences (France, 2006/2012) and the Urban Planning and Design Institute, Tampere University of Technology (Finland, 2000/2005).

Karine is an expert on cities and tourism, urban development, sustainability, building heritage and identity who teaches urban planning theories and architecture design. There is sure to be something new to learn during this conference whether you already have good knowledge of architecture and planning or have an interest in the fields.

For more information on this exciting event here or contact Alliance Francaise de Brisbane, 262 Montague Road, West End by phone on 3844 4460 or email at festival@afbrisbane.com

Likewise, you can check out Alliance Francaise's web page or its Facebook page and discover some of the fantastic activities and events this dynamic organisation provides.
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Why? Take the opportunity to learn something while sipping French wine.
When: Friday, 17 June, 2016 from 6.30pm until 7.30pm
Phone: 3844 4460
Where: Alliance Française de Brisbane, 262 Montague Road, West End
Cost: Alliance Francaise members - $25 and Non-members - $30.
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