Stockholm

Stockholm Is Coming for Oslo’s Car-Free Crown

Sweden’s capital city decides it’s time to correct postwar planning blunders—with a little friendly rivalry on the side.

An 'Indoor Park' to Battle Stockholm's Brutal Winters

These giant glass eggs would bring warmth, greenery, and a place to hang out when other public spaces are dark, cold, and empty.

A Billboard That Hacks and Coughs at Smokers

The advertisement uses smoke detectors to push a range of tobacco-cessation aids.

Dreamy, Colorful, Empty Subway Stations

Chris Forsyth’s camera brings out the best in transit platforms from Canada to Germany.

Why Tourists Take in the Dizzying View From Stockholm's Rooftops

A Swedish tour company offers a thrilling reason to scale urban buildings.

Stockholm's 'Reverse' Congestion Charge Would Pay Cyclists With Driving Fees

Under a new plan, money collected from the city’s high-traffic zones would go toward bike upgrades.

A Controversial Ad Campaign Sparks Protest in Stockholm

A far-right political party covered a busy subway station in posters and banners that demonize the country’s homeless people.

The Keys to Designing Cities With Fewer Traffic Fatalities

Reduce urban sprawl, for one thing.

Sweden's Lesser-Known Congestion Pricing Program Is Also a Big Success

Traffic is down 12 percent in Gothenburg, and transit use is on the rise.

How Stockholm Became the Ultimate Walkable City

The quality of life in many neighborhoods in the Swedish capital is directly influenced by a decision to almost entirely eliminate cars.

This Strange Stockholm Wind Farm Generates Power Through Writhing Tentacles

The proposed "Strawscraper" would create energy from the gyration of thousands of follicles.

A Bold Architectural Proposal to Get People to Eat Bugs

Stockholm designers want to get everybody eating crickets from giant "vermin farms" by 2018.

A Brief, and Disgusting, History of 'Ratzillas'

An uber-rodent recently found in a Swedish kitchen is not the first humongous rat to horrify the world.

Nicer Transit Stations Attract More Riders

But balancing quality and cost is no easy task.

In Stockholm, a Proposal to Make Snow Plowing Priorities Better for Women

One politician wants the city to prioritize sidewalks, public transportation, and areas around day care centers.

Across Europe, a Growing Sense That Legalized Prostitution Isn't Working

France has just made buying sex illegal, and the rest of the continent will be watching.

Live from Stockholm: Breaking Down the Scary Details in Today's Landmark Climate Report

Scientists warn of "unequivocal" climate change that is "unprecedented over decades to millennia."

Stockholm Artists Protest Obama by Putting Guantanamo Hoods on Statues

Street artists decry the "hypocrisy" of the President's plea for military action in Syria.

In the Climate Change Economy, It's About Efficiency, Not Just Growth

North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.

Sure, Apple Maps Stinks, But Look at These Crazy Cool Dalí-Esque Scenes

Developer Peder Norrby collects iOS Maps glitches that have an accidental artistry.