Being at the interfaces between urban planning, environment, sociology, risk studies, geomatics and many more fields, geographers have elaborated tools to read and organise spaces and articulate this with the transformations of societies. Through this, contemporary geography is accompanying societies in the analysis of and projection on the future developments of our spaces.
The local organisation committee is proud and happy to organise the celebration of this anniversary of UGI in Paris. As a world city, a home for culture, education and science, Paris will host this centennial congress in its most prestigious university, la Sorbonne, offering thereby an exceptional event and plenty of opportunities for geographers from around the globe.
The 2022 Paris IGU International Congress is an occasion to gather scientific talents from all over the world and to further cultivate dialogue between geographies and societies. Keynote addresses, scientific presentations as well as various social meetings organised during the Congress will flesh out these high-rank debates.
Let’s make this geographical moment of the summer 2022 a memorable stage for the world geography! May this geographical time widen dialogues between geography and society and reaffirm the significance of the geographical approach for our time!
It is a great honor for the French National Committee of Geography (CNFG) to have been chosen to organize the Centennial Congress of the International Geographical Union. Despite the uncertainties, we are making every effort, together with the Local Organizing Committee, to ensure that this historic celebration will also be an opportunity for our entire community to come together, and that the "time of geographers" will also be a time for a return to "face-to-face" gatherings. This event is all the more important for us, as it will bring to a close the "Year of Geography" in France, punctuated by multiple events with, among others, the bicentenary of the Geographical Society, and the centennials of the Association of French Geographers and the CNFG. This is why, whatever the means used, we will be happy to welcome you in the amphitheaters of the Sorbonne and the Institute of Geography and we hope to see many of you in Paris in July 2022!
See you soon,"
Amaël Cattaruzza, Chair of the CNFG
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