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Life on Minimum Wage Around the World

Stories of workers who survive on difficult work and little money.

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Urbanism for Introverts: Why Cities Need Quiet Spaces

Why cities need quiet spaces.

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Gorgeous 19th Century Cityscapes, Courtesy of Daguerrotype

How we learned to use Polariod's precursor to capture urban life.

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A Day in the Life of Paris's Growing Muslim Population

France's 5 million Muslims say they often feel left out of mainstream society, as well as the job force.

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How Missile Detection Technology Can Help Us Predict Floods

A new radar system can show us exactly how much rain is falling in a given spot.

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Can One Man Change the Shape of an Entire City?

A study of Baron von Haussmann's Paris.

Chronicling the Seamier Side of Europe's Hottest Cities

A spate of new blogs seek out the underbelly of Paris, London and Berlin.

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This Guy's Never Met a Map He Didn't Want to Fix

Just not always for the better: "I've deliberately designed maps that are deliberately horrible to look at, and succeeded."

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Why the Expansion of Paris Is a Pretty Big Deal

The French capital plans to form a huge new urban authority, with roughly three times its current population and four times the land.

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Cities Might Not Be as Prepared as They Think for a Bioterrorism Attack

Smallpox maliciously released in London would spread to several countries before governments could intervene, a new model predicts.

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New Rent Laws Aim to Keep Paris From Becoming Only for the Rich

France looks set to implement a series of groundbreaking laws designed to induce landlords to rent to a wider variety of income levels.

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A Paris Commuter Train Derails, Killing at Least 6

Officials describe an "apocalyptic" scene in Brétigny-sur-Orge, just 12 miles south of the city.

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Vaguely Creepy Interactive Maps of the Day: Spying on Europe's Smart Cities

What would you do if you had access to all available centralized data?

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Europe's New War on Nightlife

Milan bans ice cream after midnight, Madrid bans noise. Has the continent lost its taste for fun?

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Watch Out, EasyJet: Europe's Newer, Faster Trains Are Gunning For You

European rail travel is often more expensive and harder to book than cheap, no-frills plane tickets. But that's about to change.

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In the Climate Change Economy, It's About Efficiency, Not Just Growth

North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.

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Yes, Paris Is Wealthy, But Some Parts Are Much Wealthier Than Others

A series of maps reveals the subtlety of central Parisian economic geography.

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A New Ad Campaign Asks Parisians to Be Nice to Tourists

And illuminates some national stereotypes in the process.

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Beware the Pseudo-Historical Retrofit Craze Sweeping Over Europe

The planning debate that sparked Turkey's recent protests is part of a larger, kind of weird architectural trend.