Paris

Baise-en-villes Skateboards

A Stylish French Skateboard That's Easy to Carry

The Baise-en-villes skateboard can be locked or equipped with lights, just like a bicycle.

Mark Byrnes/CityLab

Which European Cities Will Grab London's Post-Brexit Business?

There are many contenders, but no clear winner.

Oombrella

The Umbrella That Tells You When It's About to Rain

The “Oombrella” also shouts at you if you accidentally leave it behind.

AP Photo/Francois Mori

Can On-Demand Printing Bolster Bookstores?

A old shop in Paris is holding onto its place in the city by embracing new technology.

Olafur Eliasson/Anders Sune Berg

Versailles Gets a Surreal Waterfall Hovering in the Sky

Perfect for people who want to wash off days of grime in 0.1 seconds.

© Pierre Antoine

Paris Museums Are Papering a Subway Station With Cheeky Recreations of Famous Art

A new campaign aims to help infrequent museum goers feel more inclined to pay a visit.

AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

Cities Have Been Trying to Curb Dog Poop for Centuries

Excrement: messing up city streets since the 1800s.

REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Paris Introduces Car-Free Sundays

Banning vehicles from parts of the city—including the Champs Elysées—is part of an ongoing effort to curb pollution.

Reuters Pictures/Gonzalo Fuentes

Paris Just Reached 1 Million Twitter Followers

Its nearest online rival, New York, doesn’t even come close.

Joe deSousa / Flickr

The Future of Paris Water Transit Might Be Driverless 'SeaBubbles'

The city has asked to be a test site for the “flying” pods, which could replace boats on the Seine.

Mairie de Paris

A High-Stakes Contest to 'Reinvent' Paris Fails to Impress

At least one local newspaper is questioning the city’s influence over a major architectural design competition.

Stéphane Malka Architecture

Rooftop 'Parasite' Homes Could be the Future of Affordable Housing in Paris

No, really.

Flickr/Jean-Francois Gornet

Many Paris Landlords Are Ignoring New Rent-Control Laws

Rents across the city are going down, but not everyone is complying.

Joe deSousa / Flickr

One Governing Body to Rule Metro Paris

The new Grand Paris council will unite local officials from city and suburb alike to make joint decisions that affect the region.

Courtesy of Lego

You Can Now Build Entire Skylines Out of Legos

Block by block, piece together the iconic skylines of New York City, Berlin, and Venice.

AP Photo/Francois Mori

What to Expect at the Paris Climate Talks

Fairness, finances, and local action will all play a part in the COP21 talks.

Brandalism

Artists Hack 600 Paris Billboards With Climate Messages for COP21

A public apology from Volkswagen: “We’re sorry that we got caught.”

REUTERS/Aziz Taher

The Uneven Geography of Terrorism

Despite fear and anxiety in the advanced cities of the West, terrorism remains highly concentrated in a small number of conflict-ridden nations.