It sounds like the setting of a science fiction film: car-free city centres, vegetable and fruit gardens on the roofs of residential buildings, streets interspersed with green spaces.
But if Paris' mayor Anne Higalgo has her way, the scenario described will soon be reality. If Higaldo wins the elections in March, Paris could soon take the lead and inspire other municipalities and city planners. It is time to say goodbye to the dusty idea that mobility can be achieved primarily by motor vehicles.
The attentive reader is likely to hear more about such "green plans" in the future. The future will show to what extent politicians and those in positions of responsibility are prepared to take this ecological path.
Blowing hot air does not help anyone, and certainly not the global climate.