Feargus O'Sullivan

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.   

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.

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

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

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.

Goodnight to Night Trains?

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

Oslo Really Didn't Want the 2022 Winter Olympics

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

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.

Why Mothers Have Occupied a London Public Housing Complex

Focus E15 Mothers is fighting displacement of the poor in East London.  

Parisian Je Ne Sais Quoi Is Now Government Sanctioned

Paris has an officially branded suite of products—locally made, and directed at tourists.

Central Madrid Rolls Out a Tough-Love Plan to Limit Cars

Spain's capital city aims to unclog its highly trafficked center by putting the hurt on drivers' wallets.

A Danish City Is Using GPS to Track (and Help) the Homeless

An opt-in program in Odense aims to use the data to bring services to the homeless where they already congregate.

Everything You Need to Know About the 2014 Bloomberg Mayor's Challenge Winners

Barcelona, Athens, Stockholm, Kirklees, and Warsaw won with high- and low-tech innovations that address pressing urban problems.

The Supermarket of the Future Has No Packaging

Bring your own boxes and jars to Berlin's Original Unverpackt, an eco-conscious business model that saves resources—and money.

Scotland Wants Independence From London's Entitlement and Neglect

The upcoming vote on Scottish independence is about self-determination—and acknowledging that London only loves London.