France has a long history of using official institutions to protect the French language from outside influence. Still, English keeps working its way in.
Cycling advocates have proposed a network of bicycle paths connecting the suburbs and city center, comparing their plan to the region’s rapid transit system.
Fifty years ago, the Beatles crossed Abbey Road. The iconic album cover created the world’s most famous crosswalk, and a traffic nuisance that endures today.
The German capital will experiment with banning cars on two popular retail streets—but it’s being notably more cautious than its European counterparts.
To reduce emissions from air travel, Germany’s Green Party wants to eliminate the need for domestic flights by making big investments in trains.
A French environmental group is suing the city over widespread lead dust contamination released in the historic cathedral fire on April 15.
As travelers overwhelm De Wallen—the neighborhood known for its sex industry—the city considers changing its appearance or moving it altogether.
A record-breaking heat wave across London, Paris, and Amsterdam is signaling an urgent need for design and cultural changes to combat climate change.
The building, designed by architect Nicholas Grimshaw, is the first-ever supermarket to appear on the National Heritage List for England.
A new mayor vowed to bring vehicles back to the city center. The strong citizen backlash suggests that European cities’ car bans are not, in fact, in peril.
Sadiq Khan used his discretionary powers to cancel the Norman Foster design. Does this signal a tougher attitude to flashy development?
A newly revived rail plan could see Denmark’s trains catch up with its reputation for other types of green transit.
To ward off rent hikes and evictions at the hands of new building owners, the city will purchase about 700 homes the much-coveted Karl Marx Allee neighborhood.
London’s newest destination, on North Greenwich Peninsula, shows why it’s time to stop copying New York City’s High Line.
Spain’s national rail operator has quietly become a leader in Europe. Now it wants to compete with its neighbor to the north.
Facing housing shortages and mass tourism, 10 major cities want the European Union to protect their ability to regulate vacation rentals at the local level.
The French capital is rolling out its new heat emergency procedures as Europe boils in a record-breaking heat wave.
What does it really mean when certain kinds of cities keep getting ranked as the world’s “most livable”?
With more conservative leadership moving in after elections, the Spanish capital’s pollution-fighting regulations on private vehicles may be in danger.
Local lawmakers agreed to one of Europe’s most radical rental laws, but it sets the stage for a battle with Germany’s national government.
The city plans to fill some small but treasured sites with trees—a climate strategy that may also change the way Paris frames its architectural heritage.