My piece on Seine Rive Gauche, billed as the largest urban project in Paris since Haussmann, generated a great deal of interest. This week I return to the area to check up on progress, and find development continuing along the whole length of the site.
This project is mobilizing considerable resources and is calling on France’s best architecture and urban design talents. Whatever one things of the design choices, it certainly represents a return to the spirit of urban ambition that made Paris what it is.
Mobility is central to the story of cities. Circuler, the new exhibition at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris takes a panoramic view of this subject to explore the links between movement and the built human environment.