PHOTOS: Green Paris of 2030?

PHOTOS: Green Paris of 2030?
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Signature Parisian boulevards would have narrower car lanes lined with bicycle paths and wide sidewalks in a design submitted by the London architecture firm Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners.

The plan is part of a new exhibit opening in Paris on April 30, 2009, that envisions the metropolis circa 2030 as one of the most environmentally sustainable cities on Earth.

The Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners blueprint includes a proposal to unify the governments of central Paris and its outlying districts. The firm also suggests a public transportation system that joins suburbs to each other as well as to the city and a "polycentric" urban plan that encourages growth at the connecting points of major transit lines.

—Image courtesy Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners
 
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