Feargus O'Sullivan

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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.

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Berlin's Newest Plan to Curb Rising Rents: Build Higher

The city is considering a big new project around the old Tempelhof Airport, now an enormous stretch of parkland.

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A Bicycle-Powered Moving Company's Sales Pitch: We're Just Faster

And it seems to be working in Sweden's three largest cities.

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London's Century-Old Idea to Address Its Affordable Housing Crisis

The Garden City is back.

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Air Quality Woes May Finally Force Paris to Rethink Its Love of Diesel Fuel

The city banned half of all cars from the roads on Monday. Will it be enough?

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Western Europe's Mild March Has Led to an Air Quality Crisis in France

The entire Paris region's public transportation system will be free this weekend in an effort to stem the early spring smog.

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London's Current Obsession: Its Own Identity Crisis

A melodrama with roots in reality.

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London's Plan to Move Cyclists to Side Streets

This may actually make sense, thanks to the city's unique street design.

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No One Is Happier About Berlin Being 'Over' Than Berlin

North American media have proclaimed the city is no longer the apogee of cool, and that's just fine.

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Why the Mayor of Copenhagen Wants to Get Into the Marijuana Business

He sees it as the only way for the Danish capital to get a grip on its huge Cannabis trade.