France

Unlike the U.S., most passenger vehicles in Europe run on diesel fuel, not gasoline, and from a public health perspective, diesel emissions can severely exacerbate particle pollution during weather inversions like the one Paris is now experiencing.
Mar 19, 2014   The Atlantic Cities
As the European financial crisis drags on, money for the continent's numerous architectural and historical resources remains limited. As a result, cities are looking for new revenue streams, including billboards and image rights.
Jul 13, 2012   The Washington Post
Yonah Freemark investigates France's new love affair with the tram, which is spreading like wildfire in cities across the country, supplanting major bus routes and giving transit ridership a healthy boost in the process.
Jun 27, 2012   Next American City
Less than 25 years ago, Nantes was an old port town languishing in the wake of failing industry. But thanks to a commitment to public art, it has since become a cultural mecca and thriving tourist destination, Frank Browning reports.
Jun 25, 2012   The Huffington Post
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 22, 2012   Human Transit
Jeroen Beekmans reports on the pet project of "urban hacktivist" Florian Rivière to produce light-weight pop-up crosswalks.
Mar 31, 2012   The Pop-Up City
A new theme park dedicated to all things Napoleon has been proposed for the area south of Paris by former French minister and history buff Yves Jégo, and is being touted as a rival to Disneyland, reports Henry Samuel.
Jan 27, 2012   The Telegraph
A lecture series explores the relation between city planning and urban violence. And who is to blame? The architect.
Jan 6, 2012   Delft University of Technology
Garrett Bradford of TheCityFix reviews some of the most innovative and sustainable transit systems from around the globe that made their debut over the last twelve months.
Dec 29, 2010   TheCityFix
Urban explorer dsankt offers an in-depth look inside abandoned sections of the Metro system of Paris.
Dec 28, 2010   Sleepy City
TheCityFix looks at the future of the automobile in cities and the possibilities of moving people in to alternative modes in times when car ownership rates are still exploding.
Dec 9, 2010   TheCityFix