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.
A London designer gives the staid solar car a badass, stealth-bomberlike makeover.
Londoners object to Brazil’s idea to build a promotional replica Christ the Redeemer statue for the Olympics.
They have LCD screens for news, wi-fi and can withstand major bomb blasts.
Why the ultimate American event could go global as early as 2015.