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The city will provide soil and seeds to gardeners who are encouraged to grow vegetation wherever they can, Inhabitat reports.
Mayor Anne Hidalgo touts the car-free day as a way to tackle air pollution, Forbes reports.
The French capital is looking at doubling the length of its bike-lane network, among other steps to encourage cycling, Wired reports.
The law requires adding solar panels or plants to rooftops, Architizer reports.
Two European capitals known for their environmental consciousness are responding to hazardous smog levels this week, AFP reports.
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.
A French company has designed a wind turbine that resembles a tree so it can blend easily into urban landscapes, EarthTechling reports.
The Paris mayor’s proposal would bar most vehicles from four central-city districts while adding bike lanes and prioritizing pedestrians, AFP reports.
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.
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.
The new mayor of Paris plans to reduce traffic to a crawl citywide to dissuade people from driving, the World Streets blog reports.
Paris-based Autolib is eyeing London for its next launch of electric-car sharing, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
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.
According to The Guardian, the new high-tech outdoor umbrellas generate heat and absorb cigarette fumes.