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Old March 4th, 2013, 08:42 PM   #4461
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93 years after Berlin, and 50 years after London, the Socialist government has today announced the creation of the Métropole de Paris !!

The Métropole de Paris (that will be its official name) will follow the limits of the unité urbaine of Paris as defined by INSEE. The unité urbaine had a land area of 2,845 km² and a population of 10,460,118 inhabitants on Jan. 1, 2010.

So it looks like Paris is going to become the largest city in Europe (unless the enlarged city of Moscow now has more than 10.5 million inh ?).

Map of the unité urbaine of Paris, which will become the Métropole de Paris :

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Old March 4th, 2013, 08:44 PM   #4462
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For more details, an article in Le Monde. Le Monde mixed up aire urbaine and unité urbaine, but it's really the unité urbaine, as shown on my map, that is meant.
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Le gouvernement veut créer une "Métropole de Paris"

Le Monde
4 février 2013

C'est une petite révolution institutionnelle dans l'histoire de Paris. Pour la première fois depuis la suppression du département de la Seine en 1968, la capitale et ses voisins pourraient siéger dans une instance de décision politique commune.

Jean-Marc Ayrault devrait annoncer, mercredi 6 mars, la création d'une "Métropole de Paris", dotée de moyens pour encourager les maires de la banlieue à bâtir plus de logements. Cette réforme est inscrite dans le projet de loi sur la décentralisation dont Le Monde s'est procuré le texte récemment transmis au Conseil d'Etat.

UNE NOUVELLE GOUVERNANCE

Ce Grand Paris du logement prévu pour 2016 devrait être gouverné par un "conseil" réunissant le maire de Paris et les présidents des futures grandes intercommunalités du Bassin parisien. "Le président de la Métropole de Paris sera élu par le Conseil métropolitain, parmi ses membres", prévoit le projet de loi.

Le "Conseil métropolitain" est composé du maire de Paris et des présidents des intercommunalités de la Métropole – le maire de Paris pourra donc théoriquement en devenir le président. Pour coordonner les actions avec la région, une "conférence métropolitaine" réunira le Conseil de la métropole, les présidents de la région et des départements.

La Métropole aura pour périmètre l'aire urbaine définie par l'Insee comme "la zone dense" qui concentre 90 % des logements et de la population de l'Ile-de-France, soit près de 10 millions d'habitants.

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Old March 4th, 2013, 08:44 PM   #4463
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Nearly 100 km from Mantes-la-jolie to Melun..This is crazy!
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Old March 4th, 2013, 09:22 PM   #4464
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Melun is 85 km (53 miles) from Mantes-la-Jolie as the crow flies.

In its longest extension, Greater London is 57 km (35 miles) from east to west. NYC is 58 km (36 miles) from the north of Bronx to the south of Staten Island. Tokyo Metropolis is 89 km (55 miles) from east to west. Beijing Municipality is 184 km (114 miles) from north to south. Shanghai Municipality is 109 km (67 miles) from east to west. The city of Moscow is now 97 km (60 miles) from north to south since its enlargement in July 2012.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 09:32 PM   #4465
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La Defense certainly looks like it'll be the best skyline in the EU soon with all these :P
Come on London!
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Old March 4th, 2013, 10:09 PM   #4466
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Le Monde has also revealed that the French government hesitated between two names for the new metropolitan authority: "Métropole de Paris" and "Paris-Île-de-France". The mayor of Paris wanted "Métropole de Paris", while the president of the regional council of Île-de-France wanted "Paris-Île-de-France". Finally the government has decided it will be "Métropole de Paris", so this is a victory for the mayor of Paris.

Frankly I wasn't hoping for so much. The president of the Île-de-France region has been a real nuisance since he's been elected president of the region in 1998. He's a do-nothing, but he's desperately clinging to power and all the perks that come with it (like attending the Cannes Film Festival every year and whatnot). He's always opposed the creation of a Paris metropolitan authority, for fear of losing power. Yet at the same time he's done close to nothing for the 15 years he's been at the head of the region. And he hopes to remain in power longer. Libération revealed recently that he hoped to still be president of the Île-de-France region in 2020, meaning he will run for a 3rd term in 2015, just like those African potentates.

Guys like him explain why France needs revolutions every 2 generations or so. Let's note that he's been condemned twice by the courts for having had his wife employed by the regional council. He also finances with taxpayers' money many ads vaunting his "action" at the head of the region that are pasted on the walls of the Métro just before the regional elections, but the courts never condemned him for that. The only reason why he's still president of the largest metropolitan economy in Europe is because French judges are too lenient with politicians, and didn't force him out of office when he was condemned for having had his wife employed by the regional council (the judge in the 1st instance condemned him out of office, but the court of appeal allowed him to remain in office ).

This is the fat and always self-content president of the Île-de-France region to the left, and the mayor of Paris to the right:



The president of the Île-de-France region and his wife, whom he's had hired by the regional council, attending the Cannes Film Festival, thanks to taxpayers' money:

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Old March 4th, 2013, 10:35 PM   #4467
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Old March 4th, 2013, 11:09 PM   #4468
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An article in Le Figaro. We learn several things:
  • There was a fierce battle between the president of the regional council and the mayor of Paris. Until last week, the president of the regional council had the upper hand, but he lost everything last week, and the government decided to select entirely the project of the mayor of Paris. The president of the regional council won't sit in the Métropole de Paris and won't have a say in its dealings.
  • The text of the proposed law was sent to the Conseil d'Etat last Friday. The Conseil d'Etat is the highest administrative court of France, in charge of pre-reading any proposed law before it's sent by the government to Parliament. This is this text sent to the Conseil d'Etat last Friday which should be made public by the prime minister on Wednesday.
  • The law will be sent to Parliament this Autumn. But, and that's my personal comment, who knows, maybe sooner if the economic crisis gets worse and worse. François Hollande is at a record low level in the polls, so he needs to do something big and bold to turn the tide.
  • The Metropole de Paris will be managed by a conseil métropolitain ("metropolitan council"). This conseil métropolitain will be made up of the mayor of Paris and the presidents of the large intercommunalities that I talked about. Given that the intercommunalities need to have at least 200,000 to 300,000 inh., we can expect something like 30 to 40 intercommunalities. So the conseil métropolitain will be made up of the mayor of Paris, who will get 7 voting rights, and 30 to 40 presidents of intercommunalities, who will get 1 voting right each.
  • Expect a big political drama from 2013 to 2016, the period during which the 411 communes of the unité urbaine outside of the City of Paris need to join 30 to 40 very large intercommunalities. The mayors of those 411 communes are gonna HATE it.
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Naissance de la «Métropole de Paris»

Le Figaro
4 mars 2013

La Mairie de Paris est pour le moment parvenue à marginaliser la Région dans le projet de loi de décentralisation.


Dans le «conseil métropolitain» soutenu par Bertrand Delanoë, chaque tranche de 300.000 habitants vaut un siège, ce qui signifie que Paris aura sept sièges.

La bataille était âpre entre Jean-Paul Huchon et Bertrand Delanoë, respectivement président PS de l'Ile-de-France et maire PS de Paris. En une semaine, alors que les services de l'État semblaient lui donner raison, la région a vu fondre son influence au profit de la capitale. Ou plus exactement, au profit de la «Métropole de Paris», cette nouvelle autorité qui va voir le jour dans un chapitre dédié de l'Acte III de la décentralisation.

Dans une sixième version du texte en date du 21 février, la région était encore partie prenante de cette métropole. Dans la version définitive, la huitième, transmise vendredi au Conseil d'État, la Région disparaît. La métropole est ainsi «administrée par un conseil métropolitain» composé du maire de Paris et des présidents des intercommunalités. Ces «interco» vont être imposées et devront être composées au minimum de 200.000 habitants en petite couronne et de 300.000 en grande couronne. Aujourd'hui, on compte sur les doigts de la main les grandes «interco», comme celle de Grand Paris Seine Ouest (GPSO) dans les Hauts-de-Seine, présidée par le maire UMP de Boulogne Pierre-Christophe Baguet, et regroupant 300.000 habitants. Dans le «conseil métropolitain», chaque tranche de 300.000 habitants vaut un siège, ce qui signifie que Paris aura sept sièges. Dans la sixième version, chaque intercommunalité valait un siège, quelle qu'ait été sa taille…

Le projet de loi qui sera présenté en Conseil des ministres début avril et probablement débattu au Parlement à l'automne, a été transmis sans arbitrage préalable en réunion interministérielle. Et les ministères concernés, comme celui de l'Égalité des territoires et du Logement de Cécile Duflot, n'auraient pas reçu officiellement le texte avant sa remise.

Le bras de fer entre Paris et la région portait essentiellement sur le dossier logement. Huchon défendait la création d'une «autorité organisatrice du logement» sur le périmètre francilien. Mais Delanoë a gagné à double titre. Le logement sera essentiellement placé sous l'autorité de la «Métropole de Paris». Et le périmètre est celui - défini à l'article 75 du projet de loi - de «l'unité urbaine de Paris», soit un peu plus de 10 millions d'habitants en zone dense. La région ne sera concernée que par les territoires situés hors de cette zone, donc une très petite portion de l'Ile-de-France.

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http://www.lefigaro.fr/politique/201...e-de-paris.php
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Old March 5th, 2013, 12:29 AM   #4469
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Old March 5th, 2013, 01:41 AM   #4470
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i hope it smells good this time
to be the number 1 in europe begins!
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Old March 5th, 2013, 11:21 AM   #4471
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another one just next to the last building
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where? and please precize it's an univeristy because everybody doesn't necessary know that it concerns education field.
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It's located saussure street (next to batignolles) and it's an office space not an university
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Old March 5th, 2013, 04:48 PM   #4475
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Paris-Malaquais
It used to be my school (it was (re)created - in 2000 - during my archi. studies) ...
...but since I wasn't a big fan of the teaching/learning quality there, back then.. I decided to go to an US university in order to complete my architecture and urban studies (somewhere in Virginia; where I was graduated).



Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy your 'weeks' (?) spent at Malaquais (aka the architecture school of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris ).
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So it looks like Paris is going to become the largest city in Europe (unless the enlarged city of Moscow now has more than 10.5 million inh ?).
Ok, I checked and apparently the enlarged city of Moscow is more populated than the Métropole de Paris, so Paris will be the 2nd most populated city in Europe within its administrative borders. Here is a comparison of Paris, Moscow and London within their administrative limits.

All maps are at the same scale. For Moscow, map and figures refer to the city of Moscow enlarged in July 2012. For each city I give the official name of its administrative entity, with an English translation, then the land area and population in 2010, then the official names of the executives and assemblies, with their English translations.

For Paris, I'll add more information and modify the map/figures as we learn more about the Métropole de Paris in the coming days.

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Well, as we speak, Paris is still a poor little capital (hosting merely 2,100,000 inhabitants) that is lost in a world of giant metropolises...
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And so?







I mean, is this fact (i.e. a detail if you ask me) that important in your own personal life?
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Melun is 85 km (53 miles) from Mantes-la-Jolie as the crow flies.

In its longest extension, Greater London is 57 km (35 miles) from east to west. NYC is 58 km (36 miles) from the north of Bronx to the south of Staten Island. Tokyo Metropolis is 89 km (55 miles) from east to west. Beijing Municipality is 184 km (114 miles) from north to south. Shanghai Municipality is 109 km (67 miles) from east to west. The city of Moscow is now 97 km (60 miles) from north to south since its enlargement in July 2012.
Thank-you for this. These are statistics I might have spent a long time compiling.

It is 90 km from my city's eastern most to it's western most "Metro" stations- not directly, but by the line. The metropolis extends somewhat further, at least to the west. 90km is probably pretty close to the true figure.

It sounds pretty impressive (?), but of course, it's much lower density, so I won't be challenging any international records here.

The value of these figures- to me- is to explain why we don't have trains-or metros- running every couple of minutes: from Werribee in the west, to Pakenham, in the east. Actually we do a pretty decent off-peak service at 10 minutes over half that distance, and at 7 minutes or so ... over maybe a third.
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93 years after Berlin, and 50 years after London, the Socialist government has today announced the creation of the Métropole de Paris !!

The Métropole de Paris (that will be its official name) will follow the limits of the unité urbaine of Paris as defined by INSEE. The unité urbaine had a land area of 2,845 km² and a population of 10,460,118 inhabitants on Jan. 1, 2010.

So it looks like Paris is going to become the largest city in Europe (unless the enlarged city of Moscow now has more than 10.5 million inh ?).

Map of the unité urbaine of Paris, which will become the Métropole de Paris :

[img]http://i50.************/2enp7ro.png[/img]
Just to the left of Melun, why is there an enclave not included in Greater Paris? And another one ... presumably radioactive ... south of Versailles?
and another one ... south of St. Germain en Laye?, and right of Evry?
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