ZAC : Zone d'Aménagement Concerté - a french planning law tool that could be translated by Urban Development Zones.

 

In ZAC operations, the interest of the landscape design approach lies in its relation to the rule. In many cases, urban laws, made by designers or operators, appear to be misunderstood and diverted. Thus, accident, contingency, freedom, notions that are inherent to the living, are also characteristic of the cities we love. They soften and distinguish wholes that could be to homogeneous, enable patterns to be developped and give places their meaning.