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Nicer Transit Stations Attract More Riders

But balancing quality and cost is no easy task.

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Hating Paris Is So Hot Right Now

The world's most beautiful city just keeps getting attacked in the English language press.

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A Paris Metro Car, Gift-Wrapped

Alas, city transport bosses do not seem to have enjoyed this stunt as much as their riders.

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Keep Your B.O. to Yourself, and Other Friendly Tips for Paris Metro Riders

Courtesy of a new book of drawings.

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Mourning Mandela, Around the World

Memorials and tributes to the South African icon, from Soweto to Brooklyn.

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Across Europe, a Growing Sense That Legalized Prostitution Isn't Working

France has just made buying sex illegal, and the rest of the continent will be watching.

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Watch People Act Out Paris's Subway Station Names

Photographer Janol Apin shoots playful scenes along the platforms.

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Tracing the World's Most Complicated Roadways With GPS Data

How highway interchanges become beautiful color-coded open-source maps.

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Manhunt Is on in Paris After Shootings Put the City on High Alert

A hostage was also reportedly taken on the Champs-Elysees.

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Paris by Wheelchair: A Seemingly Impossible Challenge

France is supposed to be implementing a sweeping law similar to the Americans with Disability Act, and the capital is utterly unprepared.

Photo illustration by Mark Byrnes

How Much Is Paris Worth? According to a New Estimate, Just $956 Billion

France is buzzing about a new book that tries to put a price tag on the city, while also tracing its pattern of property ownership over time.

The French Are Building a Mall by the Eiffel Tower, and China Wants to Buy It

The country's bid to buy property in the heart of the City of Light.

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How Houston Could Become America's Best City: Top #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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French 'Spider-Man' Climbs His Latest Skyscraper

Alain Robert entertained the lunch crowd in La Defense yesterday as he scaled a 607-foot tower with his bare hands.

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Talking About Climate Change in Terms of Its Impact on Your Favorite Things

New York. Paris. Bacon.

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Nighttime Revelers in Paris Get Shushed By a Bunch of Silent Clowns

It doesn't get much more French than this.

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In Paris, Thefts and Vandalism Could Force Bike-Share to Shrink

A whopping 9,000 bikes were damaged or stolen last year, costing the Vélib' system about €1 million.

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Eerie Photos of a French Ghost Town

Goussainville-Vieux Pays was once a thriving farming village. The opening of Charles de Gaulle Airport changed that.

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Could the City of Light Become the City of Height?

Paris has traditionally eschewed tall buildings, but a new wave of architects are looking to change that.