Capital cities: too powerful, too arrogant?

Audio 48:30

Paris and its inhabitants: contemptuous, without embarrassment, rich?

AFP - ERIC FEFERBERG

By: Emmanuelle Bastide

49 mins

Paris and its inhabitants are often associated with pejorative adjectives: contemptuous, without genes, rich ... The hyper-concentration of economic, political, cultural, infrastructure, or even investment powers accentuate the resentment of the rest of the population. with regard to Parisians.

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But since the pandemic, Paris could well find itself abandoned, in favor of medium-sized cities, more livable, less expensive.

Is Paris a unique case?

Why seek to strengthen the attractiveness of metropolises more and more?  

This show is a rerun of April 20, 2021

With :

Olivier Razemon

, journalist specializing in mobility and town planning issues, author of 

Les Parisiens, une obsession française - anatomie d'un déséquilibre

 (Éditions Rue de l'Eglise).

A focus with

Pascal Thibaut

, our correspondent in Germany on the city of Berlin.

A focus with

François Hume-Ferkatadji

, correspondent in Ivory Coast on the city of Abidjan.

Musical programming:

► Oxmo Puccino - 

Pam pa nam 

► Gael Faye - 

Paris Métèque.

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