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A High-Stakes Contest to 'Reinvent' Paris Fails to Impress

At least one local newspaper is questioning the city’s influence over a major architectural design competition.

Stéphane Malka Architecture

Rooftop 'Parasite' Homes Could be the Future of Affordable Housing in Paris

No, really.

Flickr/Jean-Francois Gornet

Many Paris Landlords Are Ignoring New Rent-Control Laws

Rents across the city are going down, but not everyone is complying.

Joe deSousa / Flickr

One Governing Body to Rule Metro Paris

The new Grand Paris council will unite local officials from city and suburb alike to make joint decisions that affect the region.

Courtesy of Lego

You Can Now Build Entire Skylines Out of Legos

Block by block, piece together the iconic skylines of New York City, Berlin, and Venice.

AP Photo/Francois Mori

What to Expect at the Paris Climate Talks

Fairness, finances, and local action will all play a part in the COP21 talks.

Brandalism

Artists Hack 600 Paris Billboards With Climate Messages for COP21

A public apology from Volkswagen: “We’re sorry that we got caught.”

REUTERS/Aziz Taher

The Uneven Geography of Terrorism

Despite fear and anxiety in the advanced cities of the West, terrorism remains highly concentrated in a small number of conflict-ridden nations.

AP Photo/Frank Augstein

'These People Won’t Stop Me Having My Normal Routine'

In the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, locals are bound by a strong sense of community—and defiance.

REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

The Paris Attacks Will Make Things Even Harder for Europe’s Refugees

Immigration opponents are already using the violence to justify exclusionary policies.

Paris Attacks: A Map of What's Been Confirmed

Multiple sites have reportedly been hit, including the Bataclan and the Stade de France.

James Kingston

Take a Head-Spinning Climb Up the Eiffel Tower

Evading tons of cameras and gun-wielding guards is just the first challenge of conquering Paris’ steely landmark.

Luc Mercelis / Flickr

The Champs Elysées of the Future Will Have a Lot Fewer Cars

Paris is planning a pretty major overhaul of its main avenue by 2025.

Osez le Féminisme

The Streets of Paris, Renamed for Women

A feminist group, Osez le Féminisme, is calling attention to the city map’s big gender gap.

Wally Gobetz / Flickr

The Keys to Designing Cities With Fewer Traffic Fatalities

Reduce urban sprawl, for one thing.

BicycleDutch

A Case Study in Bike-Friendly Suburban Planning

It’s not just possible, it’s happening in Houten.

1010/Galerie Itinerrance

This Huge Work of Street Art Looks Like a Hole to the Center of Earth

There’s a new portal to hell in Paris.

Gregos/Instagram

A Man Is Slowly Filling Europe With 3D Models of His Face

Artist Gregos has plastered cities with more than 1,000 pseudo-Gregoses.