20 Oct '16, 7am
#Paris licenses 'citizen gardeners to vegetate all you want' @greenroofsuk
Paris licenses ‘citizen gardeners to vegetate all you want’ Paris, unnoticed, launched a new license scheme on 1st July 2016. Essentially, the new programme is a license for citizens to ‘vegetate as much as you want ‘. Unlike other large international cities, Paris has a lack of green space, whilst London is one of the greenest cities in the world and New York’s Manhattan has Central Park for its citizens. Paris – a license to plant Paris Street Hedge The French capital has already set a target to increase the amount of green space in the city by 100,000 hectares by 2020. Greening up walls, roofs and streets are all part of this plan. Furthermore, there is an aim that a third of these new spaces will be devoted to urban agriculture. To help the administration to reach this target, ‘citizen-gardeners’ are being encouraged to plant up the smaller spaces in the city. Paris Po...