But balancing quality and cost is no easy task.
The world's most beautiful city just keeps getting attacked in the English language press.
Alas, city transport bosses do not seem to have enjoyed this stunt as much as their riders.
Courtesy of a new book of drawings.
Memorials and tributes to the South African icon, from Soweto to Brooklyn.
France has just made buying sex illegal, and the rest of the continent will be watching.
Photographer Janol Apin shoots playful scenes along the platforms.
How highway interchanges become beautiful color-coded open-source maps.
A hostage was also reportedly taken on the Champs-Elysees.
France is supposed to be implementing a sweeping law similar to the Americans with Disability Act, and the capital is utterly unprepared.
France is buzzing about a new book that tries to put a price tag on the city, while also tracing its pattern of property ownership over time.
The country's bid to buy property in the heart of the City of Light.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
Alain Robert entertained the lunch crowd in La Defense yesterday as he scaled a 607-foot tower with his bare hands.
New York. Paris. Bacon.
It doesn't get much more French than this.
A whopping 9,000 bikes were damaged or stolen last year, costing the Vélib' system about €1 million.
Goussainville-Vieux Pays was once a thriving farming village. The opening of Charles de Gaulle Airport changed that.
Paris has traditionally eschewed tall buildings, but a new wave of architects are looking to change that.