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Growing Underground

Inside London's New Subterranean Urban Farm

The farm, located 115 feet below a busy South London street, uses hydroponic techniques to grow pesticide-free crops.


Where Europeans Spend the Most on Rent, Mapped

Renters in the U.K. spend the most in absolute terms and as a proportion of their average income.


Paris Is Making 7 Iconic Squares More Pedestrian-Friendly

“A city where you’re surrounded by hubbub, abandoned to cars—that isn’t a [real] city,” said Mayor Anne Hidalgo.


An Incredibly Detailed Map of Europe's Population Shifts

The map provides a level of detail previously unavailable. It is the first ever to collect data published by all of Europe’s municipalities.


How Finland Could Turn Horse Poop Into Power

A Finnish company is experimenting with using horse manure as fuel for biomass energy production.

Dublin City Council

A Car-Free Future for Central Dublin

Last week, the city council unveiled a plan to banish cars from key sections of the congested city center by 2017.


The Heart of London's Tech Hub Is About to Get a Major Overhaul

This week, Transport for London (TfL) approved a plan to pump £25 million into making Silicon Roundabout a safer, more pleasant place to be. But is it enough?

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Amsterdam's Bold Housing Solution: 10 Artificial Islands

To create the islands, the Dutch use a technique called the “pancake method.”

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The Case for Turning London Into a National Park

Don’t scoff—London’s landscape of scruffy beauty deserves celebration and protection.

Courtesy Miles Glendinning

Why the U.K.'s Tower Blocks Deserve a Vast, Visual Archive

There’s long been a polarized debate surrounding this type of housing, but that’s finally starting to change.

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How a Pair of Game-Changing Mayors Could Transform Madrid and Barcelona

Former judge Manuela Carmena and activist Ada Colau are each ready for a fight in their respective hometowns.

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How Paris Is Trying to Fix One of the Worst Planning Decisions It Ever Made

The city is erecting a grandiose glass canopy over one of its most contested sites as part of a new culture and shopping complex.

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The Fantastical, Yet Still Plausible, Plan to Build a New Megacity in Turkey

In the run-up to June’s general elections, the country’s opposition party announced plans for a new city called Merkez Turkiye that would cost $200 billion to construct.

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Berlin's Increasingly Unhappy Relationship With Marijuana

The discovery of 700 marijuana plants is just the latest in an ongoing saga in and around Kreuzberg’s Görlitzer Park.

Street Graphs

Life-Size 'Street Graphs' Illustrate London's Housing Crisis

Someone has been plastering existing utility boxes to represent shocking statistics on street corners.


In Paris, Plans for a Seine Reinvention

Mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced an "almost philosophical project" to take the famed river's quayside back from cars.

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How Legalizing Squatting Became a Winning Issue in the Barcelona Mayor's Race

Mayoral candidate Ada Colau thinks squatters shouldn't be evicted from unused buildings. Some polls show she's in the lead.

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The Paint Job That Enraged London's Super-Rich

How this brightly striped Kensington mews house became the talk of the fanciest part of town.

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Downtown Athens Isn't Dead, But It Could Still Use a Revamp

The city center, which isn't in great condition, is about to undergo a major transformation. Will people miss the way it is now?