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Sunset Drive, South Miami before (inset) and after

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 By: Kaid Benfield

  

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In 2008, the substantially updated town center of Plessis-Robinson, a suburb of Paris, was named “the best urban neighborhood built in the last 25 years” by the European Architecture Foundation.  A composite of six connected districts ranging in size from 5.6 to 59 acres, the revitalization comprises public buildings, retail, market-rate and subsidized affordable housing, parks, schools, gardens, sports facilities, and a hospital.  Construction was begun in 1990 and took a decade to complete.

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