Comment 78800

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted June 22, 2012 at 07:38:26 in reply to Comment 78798

If by "Paris" you mean the city of Paris (central Paris with a population of 2.2 million), I don't think that is true.

If by Paris you mean Ile de France (the greater Paris region, with a population of 12 million), then it is true that there are many suburban areas that are disadvantaged.

It is also true that rising real estate prices have pushed the poor out to the cheaper suburbs (as is happening in Toronto).

One mitigating factor is that a French law of 2000 mandated that all municipalities must ensure that 20% of all accommodation is geared to income social housing by 2020.

I think York Blvd was really an outgrowth of the City Beautiful movement popular in North America and the UK rather than the high density urban form favoured by Haussmann.

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2012-06-22 07:40:17

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