The Seine and Notre Dame, physically and spiritually the heart of Paris.
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From coronations to Revolution to reconciliation, Notre Dame has witnessed nearly 900 years of French history.
Public housing in Paris (left) and Melbourne (right) has similar impacts on residents’ integration into the community.
Wissem Felah, Sandra Carrasco
Whether in Melbourne or in Paris, African immigrants face social and cultural challenges, which public housing can either add to or help overcome.
April 15, 2019, 7:34 p.m.: Notre-Dame de Paris in flames.
The fire that devastated the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral on April 15 is a historic event that reminds us of the symbolic power of national monuments.
Parisians watch as their beloved Notre Dame burns.
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Words are as important as pictures for helping us come to terms with such a huge cultural loss.
The grief expressed at the Notre Dame fire is not just because it is a beautiful building – some places become more important to us because of history, culture and our own memories of them.
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Images of Notre Dame on fire have elicited an outpouring of grief around the world and online. This response raises the question of why we feel more connected to some heritage places than others.
Breakdancers perform in front of the Arc de Triomphe.
With a booming hip hop culture, Paris is the best place to introduce break dancing to the Olympic games.
City decline is neither a fatality nor an urban nightmare. It can even be the background to a resilience strategy.
Curies and curiouser.
With its strange bluish glow and cancer-killing qualities, meet the wundermetal that became one of the great cautionary tales of modern times.
Demonstrators march down Paris’ Champs-Elysees Dec. 8.
AP Photo/Michel Euler
A populist movement that threatened to topple a French government more than 60 years ago has important lessons for today’s protests and why they represent a reckoning.
Le Pont-Neuf et la Pompe de la Samaritaine, vue du quai de la Mégisserie, painting by Nicolas Raguenet (circa 1750-1760).
The debate over the place of cars in cities may seem recent, but pamphlets published during the French Revolution show that the battle was raging before the first automobile even saw the light of day.
Demonstration of support of refugees, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015.
How can a hashtag supportive of refugees be hijacked by those opposing them? An empirical study explores the process.
City Skyline and Main River in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Economic polarisation across Europe is becoming an important phenomenon, in part driven by monetary policies that can increase office prices and can even affect the fundamentals that drive the markets.
Eugène Delacroix’s ‘Self-Portrait in a Green Vest’ (1837).
Through his art and his travels, 19th-century French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix sought to understand the chaos of an era he called 'the century of unbelievable things.'
A rainy day and a meeting with a street artist lead to a mediation on the “mirror effect” for researchers.
New York City is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, with 37 percent of its population foreign-born.
A sociologist interviewed hundreds of immigrants in New York, Barcelona and Paris. Here's what they say those cities get right — and do wrong — when integrating foreign-born residents.
A photo taken on June 1, 2016, on the banks of the Seine.
Leighton W. Kille/The Conversation
Although it is unlikely to find a scenario similar to that of the major flood of 1910, France’s national flood forecasting network is closely monitoring the level of the Seine.
A protest in Toulouse in January 2016 against the state of emergency in France.
Weakening the institutional as well as the symbolic functioning of the rule of law has the consequence of introducing new "risks", and thus creating more insecurity.
An adult Halyomorpha.
An invasive insect native to Asia, Halyomorpha halys, has been detected in the US, Canada and southern Europe. It’s now made its debut in Paris.
A vigil in Finsbury Park following an attack on pedestrians outside a mosque in 2017.
Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive
While Islamophobic acts in Paris mainly take place in public institutions, in London they're mainly on the street or on public transport.
The design for Paris Rive Gauche incorporates a mix of uses and access to green spaces.
Paris Rive Gauche/SOA Architects
France is transforming old industrial wastelands in cities like Paris, Lyon and Nantes, so what are the secrets of its success?