PARIS STINKS. After moving away from France nearly 9 years ago to where the grass is greaner (and smells rather lovely), it is striking to come back to my native country through its capital and realize that the whole place reeks of urine, garbage, and sewage.
Paris is not unique. It stinks just like any other large cities.
A team of researchers is challenging traditional urban planning practices by creating “smellscapes” to show that smells are just as important as looks and sounds when it comes to designing our cities. The group has already produced two of these “smelly maps“: one for London and one for Barcelona.