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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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As part of the Reinventing Paris competition, a Japanese architect plans to build a unique structure complete with 1000 trees in the 17th arrondissement. One of 22 projects selected as winners in the “Réinventer Paris” or “Reinventing Paris” competition, the 1000 trees incentive will see the light between Porte Maillot and Porte des Ternes, in the […]

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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 […]

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The City of Paris has finally announced the 22 winners of the “Réinventer Paris” competition, launched in November 2014. The Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo recently announced the 22 winning projects of the urban design competition “Réinventer Paris”, or “Reinventing Paris”. A call for projects to rebuild and renovate select spots across the city was […]

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Paris recently welcomed the completion of the Trio Daumesnil, three eco-friendly buildings. Their construction is part of an urban project to create a new business district stretching out to the Gare de Lyon station. Three buildings, collectively known as the Trio Daumesnil, were recently completed in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. Their launch is part […]

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While most of Montpellier’s real estate sector remains lethargic for the third consecutive year, increased sales in new property could lead to more generalized improvement.  Montpellier’s high prices have been driving away buyers of second homes and primary residences alike. Despite a slight decrease, most houses are still advertised for excessive amounts, leading to sales […]

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As host country for the 21st edition of the International Climate Summit, France has been taking tangible steps to green its real estate sector. Encouraged by new legislation, financial incentives and environmental certifications, France’s construction industry has produced a number of eco-friendly edifices of late. The latest edition of the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference […]

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The Montparnasse neighborhood of Paris will undergo a major transformation by 2020, by way of a series of major urban renewal projects slated to begin early next year. ‘We need to re-humanize the face of the neighborhood,’ said Jean-Louis Missika, the deputy mayor in charge of urban planning

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