France

July 31, 2017, 8am PDT
Is the movement away from gasoline and diesel-powered cars unstoppable? In response to air pollution litigation, the British government announced on July 26 that sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles would be banned by 2040.
The New York Times
May 31, 2017, 7am PDT
Unlike the American focus on luxury personal self-drivers, the European approach favors small self-driving buses that can ferry riders to larger transit lines.
The New York Times
March 31, 2017, 12pm PDT
7.5 percent of homes in the French capital have no one living in them.
Better Dwelling
January 12, 2017, 6am PST
Paris Mayor Anne Hildalgo announced a new plan to further restrict cars and trucks from the city center.
The Independent
December 23, 2016, 11am PST
A bike path in the Netherlands has been generating solar power since 2014, but the first example of a solar roadway built for cars opened this week in France.
The Guardian
October 8, 2016, 5am PDT
October 5 was an historic day, hailed President Obama, as nations responsible for emitting more than 55 percent of world carbon emissions have now signed the Paris climate agreement, the threshold needed for the accord to take effect in 30 days.
Reuters
July 16, 2016, 5am PDT
As of press time on Friday, the death toll from the Nice Bastille Day massacre is 84, injuries exceeding 200, a record for an act of alleged terrorism committed by a single person. It also sets a record for death by the use of a motor vehicle.
NBC News
June 3, 2016, 7am PDT
The carefree days of driving any-old-junker-they-please are over for Parisians, and they'll be even further obsolete when the calendar changes from June to July.
CityLab
May 31, 2016, 7am PDT
As is so often the case worldwide, many Parisians live in communities distinguished by class. The city government wants to change that by inserting thousands of public housing units in wealthy central districts.
CityLab
May 3, 2016, 5am PDT
Transportation planner Dan Malouff shares eight insights into what makes the Paris Metro one of the world's great subways.
Greater Greater Washington
March 21, 2016, 1pm PDT
If the Seine rises to historic levels, Paris officials want to be ready. Earlier this month, an 11-day drill sought to prepare the city for what would happen if the Seine and Marne Rivers rose above their banks.
The Independent (UK)
March 11, 2016, 8am PST
What's the best way to deliver long-term affordable housing?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
February 12, 2016, 6am PST
The scale of the Line 14 subway extension is enough to impress any American transit advocate.
The Atlantic
January 28, 2016, 5am PST
The French government made a bombshell of an announcement last week, when it said it will pave 1,000 km of roads in the country with photovoltaic panels.
Global Construction Review
December 21, 2015, 6am PST
After a decade of development, Paris' first EcoDistrict launched this year. Built in place of a disused train station, the district features offices, housing, and amenities built around clean and green principles.
The Global Grid
September 28, 2015, 1pm PDT
We call them Open Streets events. In French it's Journée Sans Voiture. On September 27, the world saw a car-free Paris.
Gizmodo
August 23, 2015, 1pm PDT
Massacre on a Paris-bound train was averted in France on Friday due to the courageous actions of three Americans, one in the Air Force another in the Oregon National Guard, who rushed and subdued a Moroccan man armed with an AK-47 and a handgun.
The New York Times
July 23, 2015, 2pm PDT
Could something as simple of the material selected for a residential tower prove the "antidote to suburban blandness"? A Parisian suburb thinks so.
Frame
May 19, 2015, 11am PDT
California's economy is not only the "least carbon-intensive" in the United States, it's the second lowest in the world when measured per economic output, according to a new study that evaluates economics and environment.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 5, 2015, 5am PDT
The French Parliament has approved legislation requiring commercial buildings to partially cover their rooftops in either plants or solar panels.
Architizer