A City for Woody Allen? The New Banks of the Seine in Paris, a Product of Rootless Sociology and City Planning

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June 2013 saw the completion of a project to transform the riverside expressway on the Left Bank of the Seine in Paris into a pedestrian promenade, accompanied by a series of leisure and recreation features. This article critiques that project as a purely cosmetic measure for the prestigious city centre, decrying both its underlying ideology and its unintended consequences, and raising questions concerning the new urban quality of life and the moralization of mobilities.


Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies


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