In many cities, we forget the first thread that binds us together in time and space: the blue network. Rivers, seas, lakes and estuaries are the living legacy of our activities and developments. The blue grid is both the image and the movement of the city. Harbor is a gateway that we are opening to new or rediscovered practices, new points of access to water, experiences for combining and sharing knowledge, skills and sport. Harbor is a method of research and action to bring Innovation and Inclusion together.
Harbor is part of our research into the renewed relationship between the city, citizenship and ecology, through a place that can host actions. We call these places "NUW" (Natural Urban Waterlandscape).
In a city, NUWs can be the urban coastline, a river, a lake or an inlet. We believe that there are different actions possible at different scales.
In Europe, the relationship of cities to their rivers is a turbulent history, present since the origin of cities. We are several actors, private and public, citizens and entrepreneurs, to look again at the issues raised by rivers as opportunities but also as symbolic to think about our challenges on energy, food, circular economy, short circuits, social and technical innovations. And at the heart of our ambitions, we consider the transition to be a sum of coordinated actions, a chrysalis of Beauty.
EIT Community New European Bauhaus HARBOR is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union
Association ARS LONGA
Petit Bain + Bleu Paillette + BOW architecture + Fab City Grand Paris + Transit City + Metropolitan Trails + Hybrid City + Les Canals + ENSAPVS + Salvation Army