Former industrial French city reshapes itself according to ambitious green standards

Nantes has a strong commitment to address challenges such as urban sprawl and carbon dioxide emissions.

January 02, 2013 |

The efforts of Nantes, France, to reshape itself with an eye toward climate change, transportation, water, and biodiversity have turned it from an industrial and port city into an eco-metropolis. The city has been designated by the European Union as its "Green Capital" for 2013. Nantes has a strong commitment to address challenges such as urban sprawl and carbon dioxide emissions.

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