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A French architect plans to build prefab apartments on top of existing buildings in Paris. Aside from being eco-friendly, these properties would cost 40% less than market price. French architect Stéphane Malka wants to solve the housing crisis by creating prefab apartments and placing them on top of existing property in Paris. Nestled on top […]
The City of Paris recently signed a charter with 33 private companies and public institutions to green the city’s walls, roofs and other surfaces. The aim is to combat climate change while developing urban agriculture. The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, keeps delivering on her promise to green the city. She recently signed a charter […]
The City of Paris may pedestrianize the area surrounding the Garnier Opera, replacing busy streets and a chaotic crossroads with sprawling gardens. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is considering a proposal to transform the Place de l’Opéra — the square surrounding the Palais Garnier — into a pedestrian zone adorned with greenery and gardens.
The city of Paris is inviting residents and architects to submit proposals for green car-free pedestrian zones on sections of the right bank. In 2014, Paris opened Les Berges de Seine on the left bank, near the Musee d’Orsay. The pedestrian zone is host to a range of activities, from bars and restaurants to rock climbing and urban […]
If there’s a downfall to building a city slowly over 2000 years, it’s that nobody thought to reserve the space for a large park in the city center. Unlike the center stage enjoyed by Manhattan’s Central Park or Berlin’s Tiergarten, Paris’ biggest and best parks are, by contrast, at the fringes of the city. But […]
The city of Paris and the Paris Region Lab have announced the selection of 30 projects that the city will fund under the Vegetation Innovations Initiative launched in March of this year. The Paris Region Lab is an association created by the city of Paris, whose mission is to promote creative and innovative public and private […]