London

What the Eurostar's Success Means for California HSR

A new study shows just how much high-speed rail dominates the Paris-to-London trip and concludes it would compete with air travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco

In London, Brutalism and a Boat

A whimsical architecture firm installs a steamship on top of Queen Elizabeth Hall

A Walk Through London’s Boxpark, the Temporary Mall That's Probably Coming Soon to a City Near You

Look for more pop-up malls across Europe, and eventually the U.S., in the coming years

High-Speed Rail Protest Song Tops U.K. Charts

In England, an anti-HS2 ballad is hotter than Adele or Coldplay

The City IKEA Built

The home retail giant is building a walkable, mostly car-free neighborhood in East London

The Geography of the Year in Music

The cities with the most singles on Pitchfork's 2011 "Best of" list

The Best Metro Data Releases of 2011

There's never been a better time to be an urban researcher

Have Yourself a Merry City Christmas

A collection of holiday photos to remind us why we need our public spaces 

The Burgeoning Field of Security Perimeter Design

As bollards and Jersey barriers become ubiquitous, architects and designers look for ways to make them less hideous

A Blueprint for Beating Traffic

Five years on, Stockholm's congestion pricing program remains a great success

Turning Your Commute Into an Arcade Game

The Foursquare-style Chromaroma program tracks London Tube riders wherever they go

Why Land Use Planning Matters More Than Ever

On its 75th anniversary, the Urban Land Institute looks to the future

Sculpting the History of a City

Artist’s paper sculptures recall the politics and events that shape cities

Are Crime Cameras Really Worth the Money?

Cities spend millions on high-tech systems. But after decades of research, we still don't know whether they work

9 Non-Ugly Bus Terminals

These stations make bus travel bearable

Learning to Drive a Taxi in London Changes Your Brain

According to a new study, drivers who master London's complicated street layouts actually grow their grey matter

The World's 10 Best Transit Poems

A short list of our favorite verses from public transportation around the globe

The London Olympics' Most Sustainable Venue

The architects used design software to build an incredibly light velodrome

The People and Places Behind England’s Summer Riots

A new report examines social and physical factors behind August's violent protests