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Shared Space in Lyon. The monumentalised public space and the new colonization of the residential tissues

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Shared Space in Lyon (in progress) by Alessandra Conticini

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Lione. Guillotière

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Located on the left bank of the Rhone where the first bridge was built across the river, Guillotière is the gateway to the city and the final destination of many migrants. It is a popular, multiethnic neighbourhood with a large student population. Social indicators reveal a situation of social hardship, and real estate is often in anything but a good condition. However, although the first signs of gentrification are visible it has yet to affect social diversity. Biological shops, art galleries, bookshops and graphic studios occupy empty ground floors next to bars, African coiff’, tea shops, Arab butcher shops, a mosque and several Indian restaurants.

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