Feargus O'Sullivan

Feargus O'Sullivan

Feargus O'Sullivan is a contributing writer to CityLab, covering Europe. His writing focuses on housing, gentrification and social change, infrastructure, urban policy, and national cultures. He has previously contributed to The Guardian, The Times, The Financial Times, and Next City, among other publications.

Madrid Prepares for Its Greenest Year Yet

Spain’s capital makes a big push for better air quality.

Can Berlin Buy Its Way Out of a Housing Crisis?

The city’s boroughs can purchase apartment buildings to prevent spikes in rental costs. But is the area that does it most reaching the limits of what it can do?

The Night Mayor Goes Global

Amsterdam’s Mirik Milan was the original “night mayor.” He talks to CityLab about how other cities can treat the night more like the day, and the principles of a sustainable party.

Revisiting the Subtle Side of British PoMo

Today’s design debates push the architectural style’s bells and whistles into a prize fight against Brutalism. But much of its strength emerges in a different area.

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Europe Says Uber Is Officially a Taxi Service

The E.U.’s top court deals a major blow to the ride-hailing company, and other services might get caught in the crossfire.

Berlin's Upcoming Bike Revolution

A new law could see the city’s cycling infrastructure completely transformed.

U.S. Embassy in London

America's Passive-Aggressive New Embassy Arrives in London

Why can’t we let bunkers be bunkers?

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Switzerland's Border-Busting Streetcar Rolls Into France and Germany

A new extension makes it the world’s only tri-national tram system.

How Athens Confronted Government Distrust by Connecting Citizens to Each Other

After the Greek city’s financial crisis, disconnected private citizens drove much of the recovery. The SynAthina Platform connected these groups, says Athens Vice Mayor and founder Amalia Zeppo.

Postmodern building in central London.

A Symbol of London's Finance Heyday Shifts to Co-working

A monument to the city’s pre-millennial excess will now become a WeWork.

London's Future: More People, Fewer Cars

Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Draft London Plan sets out a vision of how Britain’s capital will change by 2029.

How Brexit Got Snagged on the Irish Border

Britain’s attempts to leave the European single market are threatening to re-ignite an old conflict.

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Paris Wants to Build a Few Garden Bridges

Here’s what it should learn from London’s infamous efforts to build one.

Brexit Just Got Real

E.U. agencies are packing up to leave London, and the city’s international power and prestige ebbs.

More Evidence That the Olympics Won't Fix Your City

London really tried to use the 2012 Games to improve people’s lives. A new report shows the skeptics were right all along.

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Zurich's Public Housing Problem: The Tenants Are Too Rich

Switzerland’s biggest city clamps down on 132 millionaires currently living in public projects.

Vandals Are Attacking Berlin's Powerful Citywide Holocaust Memorial

Germany’s Stolpersteine monuments show how a historic force of terror unfurled on the same streets people walk down today. Their disappearance is cause for concern.

Venice Mayor to Tourists: Stop Whining and Pay Up

British visitors were overcharged for lunch, the U.K. press pounced, and now everyone is mad.

A Duplex of London's Public Housing Will Become a Museum Exhibit

The Victoria and Albert Museum will conserve a chunk of the Robin Hood Gardens estate—a symbolic death knell for the ethos behind the city’s postwar public housing.

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On Moscow Metro, Jewelry Is a Classy Alternative to Subway Cards

Stop fumbling with your wallet at the turnstile and wear this ring instead.