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Why London Should Stop Trying to Be New York and Start Trying to Be Paris

The U.K. capital doesn't need a transatlantic role model. It actually has a far more relevant one closer to home.

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Amsterdam Has Officially Run Out of Spaces to Park Its Bicycles

The cycling mecca of the Netherlands plans to build a partially underwater bike parking facility to deal with its crush of two-wheeled commuters.

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'Nobody My Age Can Afford to Stay Here Forever'

London billboards are sharing the stories of people moving both to and from the rapidly changing city. Some of them are quite painful to read.

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How Plans to Pedestrianize Brussels May Actually Encourage Driving

The city's car-free zone, as it is currently designed, will only displace traffic, not reduce it.  

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Microsoft Is Betting That Bluetooth Will Change the Lives of the Visually Impaired

The concept is simple, but rolling out the technology would take a major effort.

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Rome's Prostitution Zone Controversy Can Be Traced Back to Bad City Planning Decisions

EUR was once one of Rome's more exclusive areas. It wasn't sex workers who caused its recent problems.

4 Maps Crucial to Understanding Europe's Population Shift

Despite economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe, the continent is still migrating to the Northwest.

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Why Istanbul Is Building the Largest Monorail Network in Europe

The system will boost the efforts of Turkey's largest city to stitch together a coherent transit network.

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Work From Home, Just Not Alone and Not in Your Own Home

The Scandinavian startup Hoffice aims to bring rigor and productivity to the concept of home-based co-working spaces.

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The Case for Preserving 'Historic' Concrete

Here in Britain at least, cement has been deemed to be part of our heritage, too.

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8 Short Films About London's Crazy Housing Market

A filmmaking contest reveals the complexities of life in one of the world's most expensive cities.

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The Mayor of Paris Isn't Crazy for Threatening to Sue Fox News

You have to remember that the cable news network maintains a highly peripheral position in Europe.

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The Train of the Future Might Be Battery-Powered

The U.K. is testing a cleaner, quieter electric rail line that doesn't require power lines.

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Now Big-Time Celebrities Are Campaigning to 'Save' London's Soho Neighborhood

The city's famed arts-and-sleaze district is set for major redevelopment. But all the movie-star advocates and nostalgia in the world can't preserve what's already gone.

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Paris, Locked Down

With a manhunt still underway, the city's usual bustle has been replaced with a sense of shock and heightened security.

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The Future of London at Peak Population

The U.K. capital is set to break its population record. Is the city doing enough to prepare?

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In Germany, Renters' Rights Trump Guest Bathrooms

As the country follows France with hardline protections for lower-income renters, new laws prohibit some property upgrades. And for many Germans, that's just fine.  

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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.