Feargus O'Sullivan

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Now Paris Wants to Become the 'World Capital of Cycling'

Lower speed limits, subsidies and loads more bike lanes are all forthcoming. Will it be enough?

Which European Cities Are Doing the Most to Improve Air Quality?

There are plenty of surprises in this new clean air ranking, including that London and Paris are doing a better job of addressing air quality than Amsterdam is.

With London's Affordability Crisis, a New Breed of Activism

The city is grappling with major socioeconomic shifts by getting organized at an unprecedented scale.  

The Tunnel Project That Could Reshape the European Map

The long-planned Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link between Denmark and Germany moved one step closer to reality this month.

Why Barcelona Is Giving Special Preservation Status to 228 Historic Stores

These businesses have survived this far, but they're fragile.

A Flashy, Mysterious Plan for Belgrade's Waterfront

Investors from the United Arab Emirates appear set to give Serbia's capital a Dubai-style makeover. But tons of questions remain unanswered.

Why Berlin Is Cracking Down on Condo Conversions

The city hopes to preserve a mix of social classes and slow down gentrification. But there's a risk the changes will encourage speculators to expand to new areas.

A Novel Solution to Public Urination: Walls That Splash Pee Right Back at You

Hamburg's St. Pauli nightlife quarter deals with more than its fair share of rogue urinators. Residents there are hoping liquid-resistant paint will help.

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.