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Protecting the city's heritage and environnement
S.O.S. Paris was founded in the late 1970s with the purpose of defending the architectural heritage of the city, preserving the urban environment for its population.
The association has gained legal and technical expertise to help it intervene at all stages of a project’s planning process. It functions with a chairman, general secretary, and at least one delegate per district (arrondissement), all of whom give their services on a voluntary basis. They keep track of all requests for building permits and hence are in a position to discuss projects with the authorities (the city of Paris and mayors of the arrondissements), with the architects working under the French Culture Ministry as well as with real estate developers.

The association can also bring what it deems to be improper building-permit autorizations before the Administrative Tribunal. It publishes a quarterly bulletin on its activities, with a circulation for its members and this web site. The association may be seen as a way of giving Parisians a say in the various decisions affecting how the city should develop.

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     We need members.
     Annual subscription 40 Euro (including our quaterly newsletter).
     Send your cheque to : S.O.S. Paris, 103 rue de Vaugirard,  75006 PARIS

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