Want to make public transport feel safe in a pandemic? Paris shows the way

Passengers can find some comfort in seeing that cleanliness and public health guidance are taken seriously.

Where coronavirus stopped pedestrians in their tracks

Rome and Paris saw the biggest drops in pedestrian activity. London, LA and Sydney saw the least.

Podcast: Going green

Not about Brexit!

Where does Paris get its Metro station names?

Towards a taxonomy of metro station names: édition parisienne.

The view from Sacré-Cœur: on Paris, London and the case for urban density

“London should not be afraid to outgrow its own trees.”

Podcast: Francophonie

Bonjour, ça va?

Paris has a watery dream of swimming in the Seine – but can the planners take the plunge?

Paris is a man in his twenties in love with swimming outdoors, after all.

Thanks to Anne Hidalgo, there will soon be two refugee camps at the heart of Paris

“I want to be able to look myself in the mirror.”

Is “Paris Syndrome” actually a real thing?

Somewhere between an urban myth and a psychological phenomenon.

Paris: How does a city mourn?

Community spirit.

Paris has replaced the padlocks on the Pont des Arts with padlock-themed graffiti

Better to have loved and locked than never to have loved at all.

Paris is asking its citizens to decide how it spends €500m by 2020

On the world's largest participatory budget.

CityMetric Advent 13: Paris's controversial Christmas Tree had the last laugh

You can deflate the giant butt plug, but you can't stop people buying them.

The story of Paris's controversial "Christmas tree"

For a start, it's not a Christmas tree.

Chart: Why the French government wants to tackle Paris’s housing crisis

Dreaming of a Parisian pied-à-terre? Dream on.

The mayor of Paris is kicking councillors out of council-owned homes

Anne Hildago is on a crusade to address the city's housing crisis.

Paris wants selfies not padlocks

No selfie ever destroyed a bridge.