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On June 5, 2023, the Municipality of Paris adopted a new town planning regulation (plan local d’urbanisme – PLU) to reform city building rules in light of climate change impacts and in order to increase the social housing offering. These bioclimatic rules are planned to be implemented by 2024, according to the Paris City Hall, which is a tight schedule considering the several steps that must still be undertaken.

Authors: Carole Steimlé

A PLU is a document defining the rules for building and land use, including the property’s use (residential, retail, offices, public equipment, natural land, etc.), building materials and architecture, and authorization to repurpose a property.

Ambitious in terms of housing, the new PLU bioclimatic aims for 40% public housing, including 30% social housing by 2035.