Paris

The Promotional Video Olympics

The ridiculous advertisements for Paris, Moscow, and New York make us think London deserved the win.

European Bikeshare Rankings: Who Comes Out on Top?

The Dutch are in dead last, and one program stands above the rest.

Urban Farming on the Streets of Paris

Designs for greenhouses that would fit between buildings and grow, among other things, bananas.

In Paris, Graffiti Gets a Welcome Sign

One of the city's districts has made street art a central part of its identity.

The Fun Is Real But the Beach Is Not

Urban beaches offer the pleasures of the seaside without the cost of getting there.

Bookstore Protectionism: Where it Works, and How

In some places, governments consider independent bookstores a vital part of the urban fabric.

9 Utterly Bizarre Museums

Voodoo, skulls, tattooed skin and more oddities from cities around the world.

Confessions of a Straphanger

Travel writer Taras Grescoe on the joys of public transportation.

Building a Better Bus Stop

In Paris, a glimpse at what could be.

A Peep at 10 of the World's Most Popular Red Light Districts

Where urban morals, margins, and mainstream converge — under cover of a neon glow.

Travel Advice of the Day: Head to Las Vegas, or Hanoi

Trip Advisor ranks the cheapest and most expensive vacation cities for Americans this summer.

Clever Promo of the Day: A 'Prometheus'-Themed Paris Metro Station

Closed since World War II, Saint-Martin's platform is currently being used to promote the new film.

This Armored Wallpaper Can Stop People from Stealing Your Wi-Fi

Researchers in Grenoble, France, have developed a wallpaper that blocks wireless internet signals from leaking out of your home.

A Brief History of Observation Towers

As London debuts its newest structural wonder, a tour of its counterparts around the world.

Public Art Project of the Day: Pools of Colored Light in Paris

A new take on the Grand Palais.

May Day Around the World

A look at how different cities spent International Labor Day.

The Hit and Miss Architecture of New Courthouses

A tour of emerging trends in courthouse design.

In Paris, a Car Tries To Ride the Metro

Perhaps it wanted to go green.

2012's Most Interesting Buildings So Far

Under-the-radar but exciting new buildings.