Researchers have proposed a number of theories over the years — from sensory overload to the economic value of time.
Two East London neighborhoods will be irrevocably changed by the Games. Is this a bad thing?
The pinnacle of bus-shelter advertising madness has officially been reached with this pastry-scented campaign in London.
There are more animals in the U.K.'s pedestrian infrastructure than there are in the London Zoo.
Organizers of the Summer Games are finding it difficult to balance their own needs with that of the host city.
New York tops the Economist's new list of competitive cities.
The city primps for its big day.
Londoners have complicated feelings about hosting the Olympics. You'll be hearing from one of them here every week.
Billions of dollars in investment have not helped Newham, the borough that will host London's Olympics.
An aesthetically pleasing if not quite street legal approach to fixing East London's potholes.
Artists connect the dots to reveal animal shapes on the city's subway map.
The estimated number of security personnel needed for the London Olympics.
The U.K.'s first "Boris Bus" hit the streets yesterday, then broke down and had to be "rebooted."
If you're in college, these are the cities where you want to be.
Unlike Europe, the U.S. hasn't had a rash of mass urban violence in a generation.
Two great global cities went head-to-head in a battle of words over which one is the best.
A landowner hopes to prevent an English soccer team-led land seizure by dividing his property into one-square-meter plots.
U.K. bus stops will soon smell like delicious baked potatoes. And this is likely just the beginning.
A free job to the person who can come up with the best tour of Great Britian, and more news.