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London's Tube Is Dangerously Hot, and the City Can't Do Much About It

Temperatures inside trains have climbed above government guidelines for safely transporting livestock. But narrow tunnels leave few options for modern climate control. 

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Why Are Europeans 'Bad English Shaming' Their Politicians?

English has become the lingua franca of Europe. And politicians who can't speak it well are getting roundly mocked by their own citizens.

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Can a Co-Op Incentive Model Save Europe's Real Estate Market?

Ireland's Dublin House program will give groups of residents great plots for cheap if they commit to developing them and living in what they build.

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Is Unchecked Development Making Prague Ugly?

A newly formed panel of 13 respected Czech architects aims to prevent bad planning decisions. 

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Paris Wants Landlords to Turn Vacant Office Space Into Apartments—Or Else

The city has a surplus of empty commercial buildings that could better serve as residences. And it plans to fine owners who don't convert.

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Would You Ride a Bicycle Across Europe's 2nd Longest Bridge?

Copenhagen and Malmö are considering the feasibility of an elevated cycle highway over the Øresund.

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Barcelona Debates Turning an Abandoned Bullring into a Mosque

Many European cities have managed to restrict large worship spaces for Muslims, and this plan is also likely to be controversial.

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London Is Gambling Away Opportunities for Post-Recession Recovery

Local councils have no power to regulate how many betting shops pop up or where, and the numbers have gotten out of hand.

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An Ode to London's Rowdy, Reliable Night Buses

A private car service has released hilarious commercials making the city's after-hours transit look unruly. But that's exactly its enduring appeal. 

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How the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Is Being Received in Europe

Pretty well, actually. 

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The Pernicious Realities of 'Artwashing'

In expensive London, artists are caught in the middle of developers' attempts to push out lower-income residents and rebrand neglected properties.

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Google Street View Is Finally in Athens, and It Was Well Worth the Wait

You can see what it actually feels like to live in a 5000-year-old city.

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The Real Rules of Engagement on the Subways of Europe

This summer travel season, don't forget that metro etiquette varies widely between cities. 

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The Anxiety of Paris, Captured in a Single Department Store

A judge's ruling over renovations to La Samaritaine has the city wondering about its future. 

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Partially Banning Cars for a Day in Paris Actually Worked

Road traffic dropped by 18 percent, and PM-10 pollution dropped by 6 percent. 

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Browsing an Incredible New 'Social Atlas of London'

With Londonmapper, we can visualize anything from knife crime to hedgehog sightings in the British capital.

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Why Paris Is Importing Police Officers From China

A rash of crimes against East Asian tourists has forced the French capital to get creative. 

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Big in Oslo: A Reality Show About Celebrities Planning Their Funerals

Norwegian television has come up with yet another radical concept.

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Germany's Nightclubs Get Called Out for Racism

Munich's bouncers are allegedly turning away people of color without reason. Can a handful of lawsuits make that stop?