Mayor's Plan To Keep Paris From Shrinking

Concerned by shrinking population and jobs, Paris' mayor outlines his plan for infrastructure investments and affordable housing creation.
June 14, 2006, 8am PDT | Arnab Chakraborty
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"For while tourists flock to the capital, the locals are leaving, fed up with the traffic, the pollution, the lack of affordable housing and office space, parks and open spaces. The number of Parisians, currently 2.1 million, is shrinking at more than 1% a year. The city has lost an estimated one in 10 of its jobs over the past 15 years as firms move to cheaper and quieter locations."

"Mr Delanoë's [mayor] local urbanisation plan (PLU) includes the creation of a large park and social housing out of derelict railway sidings...]

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Published on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 in The Guardian
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