September 16, 2012, 1pm PDT
When the next iteration of the oldest military parade in the world celebrates the French Republic by marching down the Champs-Elysees, as it invariably does every Bastille Day, it will pass through what is increasingly becoming an American mall.
August 3, 2012, 12pm PDT
Angelique Chrisafis delivers the fantastic news that, after more than four decades of auto dominance, Paris is returning its riverfront to its people in a "pedestrian 'reconquest' of the banks of the Seine."
July 16, 2012, 5pm PDT
Since at least Le Corbusier’s Plan Voisin and the development of La Defense business district and the Tour Montparnasse, Paris has been subjected to the modernist redevelopment ideal of hig
June 25, 2012, 11am PDT
Tyler Falk reports on new data released by Facebook, mapping the top 5 "social landmarks" in 25 cities from Seoul to São Paulo.
June 14, 2012, 11am PDT
CityGardens is an award winning mobile app that can help tourists and residents find hidden parks and gardens in the middle of Paris.
May 22, 2012, 12pm PDT
On his <em>Human Transit</em> blog, transit planner Jarrett Walker brings us images and a description of a "bus stop of the future" for the streets of Paris, designed by Marc Aurel.
May 1, 2012, 6am PDT
Tanya Powley and Lucy Warwick-Ching examine the growing market in super-prime homes for the global "super-rich", and its negative impact on local communities.
April 2, 2012, 5am PDT
David Brussat, architecture critic for the Providence, RI, Journal, describes a new report from the Council for European Urbanism, which finds that the high-rises planned for Paris will not live up to their promises.
February 21, 2012, 9am PST
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), who specialize in education and study abroad, have recently released their first ever ranking of the fifty best student cities in the world.
February 9, 2012, 9am PST
In most cases, traffic signals are used to stop vehicles succumbing to Newton's law of motion, but a new decree in Paris will change that. Eighteen intersections are now subject to newly relaxed rules that allow cyclists to continue at red lights.
October 6, 2011, 9am PDT
Combine ZipCar-style checkout with the flexibility of bike sharing and you get Autolib', Paris' new car sharing system.
July 25, 2011, 9am PDT
An exhibit in Paris presents elaborate, lush visions of "La Ville Fertile", or "The Fertile City."
February 3, 2011, 6am PST
Beneath Paris is an underground network of tunnels and quarries, long closed to the public. <em>National Geographic</em> takes a tour of this forbidden part of the city, where urban explorers keep tradition alive.
January 11, 2011, 11am PST
Metro stations, train stations and streetcar systems have distinct ways of showing how to get from one area to another. TheCityFix's Jonna McKone looks at mass transit systems from Mexico City to Paris and the visual representations used in each one.
December 28, 2010, 11am PST
Urban explorer dsankt offers an in-depth look inside abandoned sections of the Metro system of Paris.
November 29, 2010, 1pm PST
Bike-sharing can't seem to shake its reputation for being a crime magnet, as in Paris. But here in the United States, theft and vandalism simply haven't emerged as problems, says Noah Kazis.
November 29, 2010, 10am PST
Is Paris for sale to the highest bidder?
October 29, 2010, 8am PDT
More and more European cities are following the lead of cities like Paris and installing bike sharing systems. This article from <em>Der Spiegel</em> wonders if they'll last.
October 11, 2010, 5am PDT
Next June, Paris will begin a test phase of a citywide electric car-sharing program.
October 10, 2010, 1pm PDT
Yonah Freemark reports that there are more politically palatable ways to ease traffic congestion than congestion pricing.