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Gregory Scruggs April 10, 2017
New lessons in open government from Paris.
Tatiana de Feraudy April 3, 2017

The city will provide soil and seeds to gardeners who are encouraged to grow vegetation wherever they can, Inhabitat reports. 

November 1, 2016
A new metropolitan governance body for Greater Paris was born on January 1. Will it improve coordination of the area's many local governments or merely add a new layer of bureaucracy?
Gregory Scruggs January 8, 2016

Mayor Anne Hidalgo touts the car-free day as a way to tackle air pollution, Forbes reports. 

September 11, 2015

The French capital is looking at doubling the length of its bike-lane network, among other steps to encourage cycling, Wired reports. 

April 13, 2015

The law requires adding solar panels or plants to rooftops, Architizer reports.

March 31, 2015

Two European capitals known for their environmental consciousness are responding to hazardous smog levels this week, AFP reports. 

March 23, 2015

Buildings designed to cleanse the air could help Paris achieve its goal of a 75 percent reduction in fossil-fuel emissions over the next 35 years, according to the Creators Project.

January 27, 2015

A French company has designed a wind turbine that resembles a tree so it can blend easily into urban landscapes, EarthTechling reports.

January 15, 2015

The Paris mayor’s proposal would bar most vehicles from four central-city districts while adding bike lanes and prioritizing pedestrians, AFP reports. 

December 12, 2014

The French Alps city is the first in Europe to forego advertising revenue from billboards to create more downtown space for trees and community bulletin boards, France 24 reports.

December 8, 2014

Dijon has responded to an aging population with amenities that encourage seniors to spend more time being active in the French city, the Guardian reports. 

August 4, 2014

The new mayor of Paris plans to reduce traffic to a crawl citywide to dissuade people from driving, the World Streets blog reports. 

May 26, 2014

Paris-based Autolib is eyeing London for its next launch of electric-car sharing, the Christian Science Monitor reports. 

March 25, 2014

Emergency measures in Paris such as free public transit and motorist restrictions may provide lessons for other polluted cities, the Sustainable Cities Collective and Scientific American say.

March 18, 2014

According to The Guardian, the new high-tech outdoor umbrellas generate heat and absorb cigarette fumes.

December 19, 2013
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