Barcelona, Athens, Stockholm, Kirklees, and Warsaw won with high- and low-tech innovations that address pressing urban problems.
Bring your own boxes and jars to Berlin's Original Unverpackt, an eco-conscious business model that saves resources—and money.
The upcoming vote on Scottish independence is about self-determination—and acknowledging that London only loves London.
Several new efforts to clean up London's long-polluted waterway appear to be working. One day soon, you might even be able to take a slime-free swim.
Neighborhood organizers in the city's Barceloneta neighborhood band together to demand a crackdown on an unruly tourism industry. Is this the beginning of a new civic revolution?
People are willing to forego some comfort and convenience if the price is right.
By 2017, the wetlands of East London’s Upper Lea Valley will be preserved on a scale unmatched by any other European city. But 2,000 new homes will get built there, too.
New legislation recognizes that demand for units has spun out of control, as have the fees and price hikes rental agencies charge.
Conservatives want to power-wash the city of its intrinsic character—which includes pot shops and sex shows, but also a uniquely Dutch balance.
The city is rolling out several new noise-muffling measures, but the real problem may be the way Spanish cities are constructed.
The Louvre Museum especially is overrun by the vermin this year, but 'Ratatouille' may have endeared them to visitors.
Temperatures inside trains have climbed above government guidelines for safely transporting livestock. But narrow tunnels leave few options for modern climate control.
English has become the lingua franca of Europe. And politicians who can't speak it well are getting roundly mocked by their own citizens.
Ireland's Dublin House program will give groups of residents great plots for cheap if they commit to developing them and living in what they build.
A newly formed panel of 13 respected Czech architects aims to prevent bad planning decisions.
The city has a surplus of empty commercial buildings that could better serve as residences. And it plans to fine owners who don't convert.
Copenhagen and Malmö are considering the feasibility of an elevated cycle highway over the Øresund.
Many European cities have managed to restrict large worship spaces for Muslims, and this plan is also likely to be controversial.
Local councils have no power to regulate how many betting shops pop up or where, and the numbers have gotten out of hand.