France

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.
Human Transit
March 31, 2012, 11am PDT
Jeroen Beekmans reports on the pet project of "urban hacktivist" Florian Rivière to produce light-weight pop-up crosswalks.
The Pop-Up City
January 27, 2012, 2pm PST
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.
The Telegraph
January 6, 2012, 2pm PST
A lecture series explores the relation between city planning and urban violence. And who is to blame? The architect.
Delft University of Technology
December 29, 2010, 2pm PST
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.
TheCityFix
December 28, 2010, 11am PST
Urban explorer dsankt offers an in-depth look inside abandoned sections of the Metro system of Paris.
Sleepy City
December 9, 2010, 11am PST
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.
TheCityFix
October 11, 2010, 5am PDT
Next June, Paris will begin a test phase of a citywide electric car-sharing program.
Der Spiegel
October 5, 2010, 6am PDT
The <em>BBC</em> tries out a new bike route connecting London to Paris and finds room for improvement.
BBC
September 15, 2010, 6am PDT
The conservative government led by French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been deporting hundreds of Gypsies, the nomadic people who number in the thousands in France. EU officials have called the move "a disgrace".
The New York Times
August 9, 2010, 10am PDT
Born from the 1968 riots, a carefully planned community in France has been steadily taken over by crime and unrest, prompting some to question whether its utopian ideals actually work.
The New York Times
June 28, 2010, 7am PDT
A political battle is brewing in Paris, where the city's mayor wants to close off sections of roadway along the River Seine, a move that President Nicholas Sarkozy is against.
The New York Times
June 8, 2010, 9am PDT
Seeing a marked decline in the amount of bookstores in the traditional cultural center of Paris, the city began a program to actively lure them back.
Guardian
February 9, 2010, 9am PST
A press conference was held in Paris to draw attention to the problem of "increasingly large and unsympathetic buildings" cropping up around the City of Lights.
INTBAU News
January 4, 2010, 11am PST
France's highest court dealt an 'unexpected and embarrassing blow' to French President Nicolas Sarkozy by ruling his carbon tax, set to take effect on New Year's, unconstitutional on Dec. 30.
The Guardian U.K.
December 31, 2009, 7am PST
After being accused of being party-unfriendly, Paris and other French cities have been officially allowed to keep their dance clubs open as late as 7 a.m.
Salon
December 16, 2009, 5am PST
A war-battered town in Frances will be the site of a new extension of the venerable Louvre museum, and locals hope the addition of the cultural site will revive the struggling city.
The Washington Post
December 9, 2009, 7am PST
After decades of auto-dependence, the French city of Strasbourg turned its back to the car and built a citywide tram system and street grid that reclaims roads from auto-dominance.
Next American City
October 3, 2009, 7am PDT
The French government hass announced plans to install electric car charging stations throughout the country.
The Wall Street Journal
August 13, 2009, 9am PDT
Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe has announced a plan to initiate a citywide car-sharing system, building on the success of the city's popular bike sharing program.
Der Spiegel