More trees and less concrete: With the Local Bioclimatic Urban Plan, Paris becomes greener and more supportive
POSTED ON July 5, 2023 BY James Garry
Paris wants to offer 10 square meters of green spaces per inhabitant: there are 300 free hectares to create, primarily in poorer neighbourhoods
The French capital wants to create an additional 300 hectares of green areas by 2040.
A new ‘Plan Local d’Urbanisme’ (or PLU plan) was approved by the City Council on 6 June. The plan involves, among other measures, increasing green areas, replacing concrete or tar cladding with earth substitutes, promoting the rehabilitation of buildings or forcing the production of renewable energy in all real estate projects of more than 1,000 square metres.
The plan goes forward for analysis by the French national government, with a target of final approval in 2024 or early 2025.