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Latest urban planning competition in Île-de-France calls for projects to develop La Métropole du Grand Paris ­— the Greater Paris Metropolis. Urban planning contests are decidedly popular in the French capital of late. After “Reinventing Paris” and “Reinventing the Seine,” the Regional Council of Île-de-France has recently launched a new architectural competition, focused on Grand Paris, or […]

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In conjunction with the “Reinventing Paris” competition, the City of Paris is looking to refresh its riverbanks. Accordingly, it will launch a new call for innovative projects next month along with Rouen, Le Havre and other riverside towns. Eager to renovate its cityscape, the French capital will soon be the scene of a new project […]

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If the Paris Mayor has her way, the quay on the right bank of the Seine will be closed to cars starting in summer 2016. The pedestrian-only bank will feature a public park, farmer’s market, and other dockside activities. A tramline may also be in the works, crossing Paris from east to west by 2020. In […]

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There are quite a few changes coming to the banks of the Seine river in upcoming years, including one that will transform the highway along the right and left banks into pedestrian walkways.

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