PHOTOS: Green Paris of 2030?

PHOTOS: Green Paris of 2030?
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Like a ghostly glimpse into the future, a white tower of apartments juts from a platform at the confluence of the Seine and Marne rivers southeast of Paris in a concept by Parisian architect Yves Lion. Lion's team, the Groupe Descartes, will be among ten architectural firms displaying designs for a greener Paris starting April 30, 2009.

Groupe Descartes' wide-ranging proposal seeks to revamp the outer regions of the City of Lights as a collection of independent villages, with as many as 20 "sustainable towns" each housing up to 500,000 people. The group's plan would also double the number of forests within city boundaries.
—Image courtesy Ateliers Lion Archtectes Urbanistes
 
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