Bora Mici

Bora Mici has a background in design and online writing. Most recently, she has worked as an online contributor for DC Mud, Patch.com, GoodSpeaks.org and WatchingAmerica.com, covering urban planning and visual and performing arts in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, as well as topics related to the environment and human rights; editing and translating news articles from around the world. She has also participated in design projects of various scopes, including modular housing, design guidelines, and campus and community planning. Her interests include sustainable projects in the public interest.

The Urban Park and Ponds of Cesson-la-Foret, France to Undergo Restoration

by Bora Mici

Created in the 1970s, the urban park of Cesson-la-Foret, France began to have a real need for renovation. The elected officials of the agglomerations of Senart and Cesson have just approved the rehabilitation project... Read article

Toulon, France Developers Await Approval for Dubai-Style Artificial Island

by Bora Mici

A Varois architect is counting on installing a vast floating island in the harbor of Toulon, France. He contends to have received an initial agreement and estimates that it will take 10 years to complete this tourism... Read article

Montreal's Energy-Plus Varennes Library is Designed for the Modern Consumer

by Bora Mici

The construction work for the new futuristic library in Varennes, Montreal is complete. We are talking about the first institutional building in Canada that produces as much electricity as it consumes. We went on a g... Read article

Quebec, Canada's Limoilou District Surveys its Poorest Residents

by Bora Mici

As a study reveals, the craze about Quebec's Limoilou District over the last few years has not been without consequences for the less fortunate residents already living there. Still, the presence of many units of soc... Read article

Lyon, France's 12th Century Grand Hospital Undergoing Adaptive Reuse

by Bora Mici

In April 2015, they were talking about a 250 million euro sale. Agricultural Credit Insurances announced the purchase of Lyon's Grand Hospital by Eiffage. No monetary amount was defined for the transaction. The BTP g... Read article

How Paris, France's Lovers' Padlock Tradition Could Live On

by Bora Mici

While Paris City Hall begins to definitively remove the love padlocks that lovers from all over the world hang on the Arts Bridge (1st-4th arrondissement), an English architect says that he has found a way to rein in... Read article

Largest Single Nuclear Reactor of its Kind Being Created in Cadarache, France

by Bora Mici

Generally, we associate the south of France with holidays on the Cote d'Azur, fields of lavender and the Cannes Film Festival, but not with science. However, for several years, the "construction site of the century" ... Read article

Bessieres, France Launches Twenty-Five Acres of Cogeneration Greenhouses

by Bora Mici

Ten hectares (108,000 square feet), thousands of cubic meters of displaced earth, enormous engines, intense activity. We are here: the construction site of the greenhouses that will be heated by the residual vapors o... Read article

Living in Montreal, Quebec's Suburbs Without A Car: Is It Possible?

by Bora Mici

When families move to the suburbs, they don't always calculate in the cost of the second car they will need for travel - unless, they decide to go without. Charles-Antoine could not imagine his life without two ca... Read article

In France, Discovery of 13th Century Murals Spur Poitiers Cathedral's Restoration

by Bora Mici

Three years after the unexpected discovery of monumental decorative paintings at Poitiers Cathedral, Poitier, France, a preservation effort is underway. The perception of the building will be transformed. Perched ... Read article

Verdun, Montreal Introduces Alleyway Insect Shelters to Increase City's Biodiversity

by Bora Mici

This summer, with the blessing of the arrondissement, the citizens of Verdun, Montreal will welcome those with six legs to their neighborhood. They hope to see new tenants nest near them, thanks to insect homes that ... Read article

Creil, France's "Nelson Mandela Footbridge" Increases Community's Soft Circulation

by Bora Mici

From now on, it is possible to go across the "Nelson Mandela" footbridge in Creil, Northern France. The bridge opened to the public in mid-June. After two years, the construction work is finally over. Two years of te... Read article

Sherbrooke, Quebec Business Owners Footing Bill for Bike Infrastructure Upgrades

by Bora Mici

The Sherbrooke, Quebec Urban Bike Citizens Group (VUS) hopes the city will stick to its decision to build a bike path on Industrial Boulevard. The business owners of Industrial Boulevard had not been warned they w... Read article