In light of recent reports on climate change, Paris is launching a new green urban initiative that will increase the square area of "forests" in the city. The project will have the focus of addressing the dire state of the environment, offsetting pollution, as well as improving the quality of air for citizens.
A total of four sizable architectural landmarks will be the target of the eco-conscious urban initiative. This includes the Place de l'Hotel de Ville, the Palais Garnier, the Gare de Lyon, as well as the footpath adjacent to the Seine river. The project will, without a doubt, accent these beautiful and historically significant structures for the better.
Paris' green urban initiative is part of a larger goal that has it envisioned to produce 50 percent of "vegetated and permeable" surfaces within the city by 2050.
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