Forum for National Committees
Spotlight on young professionals
- The next generation of roads in France and Germany - Josef Kunz, Christophe Saintillan
- Contributions from the field of aerodynamics to the design of very large bridges - Christian CREMONA
- Advances in bitumous binder characterization - the way forward to better engineered binders - Fred Turner, Jean-Pascal Planche
- Nanotechnology solutions for road infrastructures - Damian Amaya
- Corrosion-induced degradation of reinforced concrete structures: from understanding the phenomena to monitoring the structure - Véronique Bouteiller, Christian Cremona, Jean-Luc Garciaz, Valérie L'Hostis, Elisabeth Marie-Victoire, Benoît Thauvin
- "Stadtmitte am Fluss"- Sarrebruecken moves back to its river - Mathias Kurz, Christian Schreiner
- Quebec gives its full support to cycling ! - Jean-François Pronovost
- Cyclist and pedestrian mobility in France - Daniel LEMOINE
"Stadtmitte am Fluss" - Saarbruecken moves back to its river
Planning paradigms like the "car-oriented city" have left their visible traces in European cities. Individual districts, as well as highly attractive spaces along rivers and streams, are often separated from the city center by large infrastructure like major streets or railway tracks. As it is very difficult or impossible to remove the infrastructure, so new strategies have to be developed to overcome these major urban barriers. They are barriers both to physical movement of pedestrians, cyclists and other road users, but also a psychological barrier to peoples' use of these barriered spaces.
The City of Saarbruecken (pop. 175.000), the capital, heart and engine of the Federal German state "Saarland" and one of the smallest major cities in Germany, situated at the border to France is no exception in terms of those issues.