Fantasy architecture imagines an ecologically pioneering Paris in the year 2050

Cities are often touted as the forerunners of more ecologically sustainable habits for the human race, but they are also prone to more severe versions of some problems that other areas face, such as heat islands, smog and, especially lately, problems with housing affordability, sustainability and overcrowding. Paris, though it is hailed as one of the crowning jewels of the Western world, is no different.

Surely, greener architecture and transit modes can help, but the city's architectural legacy is so strong that reformers must tread lightly. Archibiotect Vincent Callebaut has thrown his hat into the ring, offering a bold vision of how Paris might look in 2050 if it were up to him to re-design it.

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