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Partially Banning Cars for a Day in Paris Actually Worked

Road traffic dropped by 18 percent, and PM-10 pollution dropped by 6 percent. 

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Browsing an Incredible New 'Social Atlas of London'

With Londonmapper, we can visualize anything from knife crime to hedgehog sightings in the British capital.

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Why Paris Is Importing Police Officers From China

A rash of crimes against East Asian tourists has forced the French capital to get creative. 

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Big in Oslo: A Reality Show About Celebrities Planning Their Funerals

Norwegian television has come up with yet another radical concept.

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Germany's Nightclubs Get Called Out for Racism

Munich's bouncers are allegedly turning away people of color without reason. Can a handful of lawsuits make that stop?

Even in 1932, Copenhagen Was a Cyclist's Paradise

Wonder-struck newscasters marvel at the city's throngs of riders and "special cyclist roads."

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The Uber Wars Are Shaping Up to Be Even More Heated in Europe

The ride-hailing company faces legal challenges across the continent.

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European and American Mayors Worry About Very Different Things

In the U.S., cities prioritize efficiency and customer service. Across the Atlantic, the focus is on unemployment and energy waste.

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So Helpful: A Map of Housing Prices at Every London Tube Stop

People can figure out what it'd cost to live at different points of their commute. Your city needs something like this. 

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Now You Can Hire a Prostitute Like You Hire an Uber

In Germany, at least.

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Is Tourism Ruining Barcelona?

A new film makes the case that the city's at risk of losing the very urban vitality that attracts visitors there in the first place. 

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Will London Finally Get Serious About Air Pollution?

Britain's parliament is launching an official enquiry into recent heavy smog. 

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These Women Wish You'd Stop Taking Pictures of Them Eating on the Tube

A Facebook page sparks controversy over privacy rights in public spaces.

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Why Munich Went Ahead and Set Up 6 Official 'Urban Naked Zones'

The city has clarified its rules on nude sunbathing.

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Turns Out Paying People Thousands of Dollars to Have a Baby Works Pretty Well

One Finnish city's plot to up its birth rate has led to a minor housing crisis.

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Say Goodbye to the Costumed Performers at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate

The city is finally enforcing its ban on fake "soldiers" and other colorful characters in its city center. And it's a shame.

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This Summer, Glasgow Plans to Blow Up Its Tallest Buildings on Live TV

Eye-catching maybe, but is celebrating the destruction of social housing really in good taste?

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The Greek Economic Crisis Could Turn Athens Into a Major Beach Destination

Desperate for cash and jobs, the city just sold off a chunk of waterfront land bigger than Central Park.

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Londoners Like High Rises, But They Don't Want to Live in Them

Luckily, most couldn't afford the rent anyway.