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Paris Wants to Keep Central Neighborhoods From Becoming 'Ghettos for the Rich'

The French capital has announced a plan to stop housing displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods. It might be the most radical proposal Europe has seen.

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In Berlin, a Shopping Mall's Flop Leads to Schadenfreude

A group of Berlin nightclub owners are now joking about turning the failing Mall of Berlin into a "techno temple." Here's why.

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Paris Aims to End Its Pollution Misery by Cutting Out Cars

To emerge from its toxic fug, Paris is enacting what could be the most drastic anti-pollution measures seen in any major world city.

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Copenhagen Plans to Expand By Building Artificial Islands

Denmark’s capital wants to put 10 manmade islands along the shoreline of its inner-city harbor. But opponents warn it will end up a "rich man's ghetto."

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A Massive Arts Center Will Test the Legacy of the 2012 London Olympics

Two years after hosting the Olympics, London is putting down more cash to build an arts and education facility on the former site. Will the city's poorest residents benefit this time?

Illegal!

A New Magazine Helps Addicts Fund Their Addictions—Legally

Illegal! magazine allows its vendors to keep sales profits so they can buy drugs rather than stealing to fund their habits.  

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This 'Beer Price Index' Will Streamline Your Party Budget

If you love cheap beer, steer clear of Oslo and head for Warsaw.

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Germany's Famed Crosswalk Man Comes Under Fire for Being ... a Man

The Ampelfrau and her commanding yet adorable braid will be phased in, but opponents look askance for varied reasons.   

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25 Years After the Wall, Overall, Berlin Is a Happy City

A new survey reveals optimistic attitudes across Germany's capital, though there are still distinct differences between Easterners and Westerners.

Wide Path Camper

Pedal Away From It All—With an Ultralight Camper Trailer Attached

Wide Path Campers make bike-camping more accessible (and comfortable).

"London: The Information Capital"

Visualizing the New London Through Beautiful Data-Powered Graphics

The new book London: The Information Capital, brings data on the city's economics, housing, and tourism to life through stunning graphic visualizations.

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Goodnight to Night Trains?

For long-distance travelers looking for low-emissions options, choices are shrinking as Europe's overnight trains fade away.

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Why Are Scary Clowns Stalking Around Britain and France?

Halloween isn't much of a tradition there, yet they've been spotted year-round for a while now. What do they want?

Flussbad Berlin

Berlin Wants to Build a Pool in the Middle of the City's River

The Flussbad Berlin project represents a bold, new imagining of what a metropolitan river can be.

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Remembering the London Beer Flood

On this day 200 years ago, a crowd of unlucky Londoners learned the hard way that there's no such thing as a free drink.

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Prague Takes Steps to Fight Sprawl, But Not Everyone Is Pleased

As the city seeks to protect its historic districts, advertisers take to the very billboards that could be regulated to pitch dire predictions.

River Cycleway Consortium

A Proposed Floating Cycleway on the Thames Is Hilarious—and Insulting

The River Cycleway Consortium would build an expensive, buoyant bike path on the choppy Thames. But where's the money for Londoners who are actually in need?

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Oslo Really Didn't Want the 2022 Winter Olympics

Hosting the games has become a sprawling, expensive, drama-filled honor.

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Madrid's Public Transit, Brought to You by Megacorporations

A new sponsorship deal with retail giant Carrefour is just the latest move in renting out the city's Metro brand—and public space.