Lyon relishes a new great challenge in its history: Becoming the European Capital of Culture in 2013.
Lyon has the desire.
Considering all the energy that the city reunites for preparing the year of Capital, this chance is a formidable catalyst. As Lyon is in the middle of its urban and social mutation in every dimension, this will be the moment to show around its fresh look and also to assure its engagement for the better future.
On the other hand, Lyon plans to go a bit further than that. One profound notion of our project “Land of Confluences” aims at structuration of a new model of metropolis. Because we are certain that “the future of humanity is the city”.
To invent this new urban model, Lyon 2013 welcomes imaginative energies into the city, so that the whole Europe could also design several new models and eventually could enlarge its artistic and cultural influence.