The End of Diesel

The highly efficient fuel was supposed to be the future. Is it now doomed?

A Call for 'Safety Gardens' to Protect From Vehicular Terrorism

After the attack on London Bridge, a campaign envisions an alternative to concrete barriers that would protect pedestrians and memorialize victims at the same time.

Grenfell Tower Reveals the Flaws in Britain’s ‘Housing Regeneration’ Agenda

In public housing, profit and regeneration are too often placed above the safety and satisfaction of residents.

Did London's Housing Crisis Help Spark a Fatal Blaze?

Residents of Grenfell Tower could be indirect victims of the city’s approach to “affordable” housing.

Two men, dressed in military uniforms, chat with a woman in a flowy dress and pearls.

At These Costume Parties, Londoners Take Refuge in Blitz Nostalgia

The rose-tinted look at history is bumping against current terror attacks.

The Good Hotel, which is on a floating barge, is docked in London.

The Floating Hotel Fighting Chronic Joblessness

The Good Hotel, currently docked in London, enlists trainees in the hospitality field.

Renderings for London's Garden Bridge

The Death of London's Garden Bridge, and the End Of An Era

Good riddance to London’s age of fanciful, functionless infrastructure.

An illustration of green parakeets strolling a crowded sidewalk in front of London's skyline

Chasing London's Cloud of Feral Parakeets

Tracking the green birds gave me a new vantage point on the city.

Lab Report: Is London Lost in Brexit Britain?

A morning roundup of the day’s news.

In London, a Grim Warning About Ocean Plastics

A public art piece sponsored by Greenpeace addresses the fact that by 2050 plastics will clog the guts of virtually all seabirds.

A man holds a British flag after an attack in London

London Has Not Fallen

In the wake of another terrorist attack on a major capital city, the citizens of London have chosen to shrug and carry on. You should, too.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan

What Can London's Mayor Actually Do for the City?

Despite his high profile and ambitious agenda, Sadiq Khan holds one of Britain’s least understood offices.

London Police Will Pose as Cyclists to Catch Unsafe Drivers

Watch out, that cyclist you’re cutting off could be a cop.

The 5 Kinds of Cities We'll See in the Populist Era

Will your city go into triage mode, double down on progressive policies, or flex its financial muscle in 2017?

London Assures the World It's Open and Diverse

Since the Brexit vote, an ad campaign has been reaffirming the British capital’s character as a multi-ethnic hub.

A Pop-Up Shop for San Francisco's Homeless

This charity delivers cold-weather essentials to people on the street.

In the Bike vs. Truck Showdown, London Sides With Cyclists

A new proposal will make roads safer by banning low-visibility trucks in 2020.

Keeping Track of London's Worst Construction Site Ads

It can be hard to avoid such street-level marketing campaigns for new developments in the U.K. capital.

A Demolition Gives a Huge British Chimney One Last Plume of Smoke

It’s said to be the tallest concrete structure ever exploded in the U.K.