Paris

How Design Can Help Build a 'Transit Culture'

Transit "branding," from a system's logos to its stations, can have a real impact on riders.

This Is Maybe the Most Annoying Public Art 'Project' Ever

A cruel (if slightly amusing) prank on Paris's metro riders.

Paris's Abandoned Métro Stations, Reimagined as Theaters and Pools

Ideas for putting the city's "ghost stations" to good use. 

Nicer Transit Stations Attract More Riders

But balancing quality and cost is no easy task.

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

Courtesy of a new book of drawings.

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

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

A New Ad Campaign Asks Parisians to Be Nice to Tourists

And illuminates some national stereotypes in the process.

Historic Maps of the Day: The Louisiana Purchase's 210th Birthday

Celebrating 820,000 square miles.

Here's What It Would Look Like If Paris's Houses Could Fly

An artist reimagines the city's homes against the sky.

Can Paris Cool Live Beyond the City Lines?

The view from the city's electronic music scene.

Those Old Color Photographs of Paris You've Been Seeing? Not Quite Real.

Here's what the originals look like.

Paris's Power Squatters

How a band of dedicated housing activists got the French government's attention (and participation).

Stunt of the Day: Can This Guy Get Off a Train at One Metro Stop and Catch It at the Next?

Man against machine.

Mass Transit Improvement of the Day: 24 New Tram Stations in Paris

The French capital's third tramway extension in a month.

A Paris Park Morphs Into a Forest of Screaming Gargoyles

Now these are some trees with personality.

Romeo Meets Juliet: A Parisian Love Story Executed in Graffiti

"Partir" is a stop-motion tale of passion, separation, and white chalk.

Paris Commemmorates Its 2006 World Cup Defeat, in Bronze

"This statue goes against the tradition of making statues to honor victories," a museum official explained. "It is an ode to defeat."

Housing Shortage in Paris? Blame the Foreigners!

At least that's the popular attitude. But the truth is much more complicated.

Blast From the Transit Solution Past: New York's Moving Sidewalks

A six-mile loop of moving platforms could have been the congestion solution 1903 New York needed.