Stéphane Kirkland's Blog (6)

The Struggle for a Bigger Paris

In many cities, growth has led to a situation where the metropolitan area is considerably bigger than the city proper. Paris, where the city limits remain frozen as they were in 1860, is an extreme case of this phenomenon. Today only 21% of dwellers of the Parisian "urban unit" live in the municipality of Paris, which covers a scant 4% of the metropolitan territory. This…


Added by Stéphane Kirkland on March 1, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Seine Rive Gauche Coming to Life

Seine Rive Gauche is beginning to come to life.

Covering 320 acres (130 hectares), it is, according to its developer, the largest development project in Paris since Haussmann’s time.

Seine Rive Gauche is part of a set of…


Added by Stéphane Kirkland on February 10, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

The New Bercy Neighborhood

An overview of the development of the Bercy neighborhood, a very interesting recent urban project in Paris

Added by Stéphane Kirkland on November 28, 2011 at 7:47pm — No Comments

The Hôtel Particulier: A Parisian Ambition

A post about a super-interesting exhibition going on at the Cité de l'Architecture on that quintessential Parisian building type, the hôtel particulier: The Hôtel Particuler: A Parisian Ambition

Added by Stéphane Kirkland on November 16, 2011 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Contributions by Alain Bublex

A post about an art exhibition in Paris going on for about 10 more days

Added by Stéphane Kirkland on November 15, 2011 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Paris, Paris by David Downie

Paris, Paris, was first published in 2005. Its reissue this year is a perfect opportunity for those who have any level of knowledge or interest in Paris to read this splendid book.

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Added by Stéphane Kirkland on November 14, 2011 at 12:37pm — No Comments

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