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.
What lessons could Seattle draw from their success?
The famously clean Austrian city boasts one of the world’s most innovative waste processing systems.
The extremely local, pedal-powered service is meant to “save the Austrian book trade from destruction by big corporations.”
A strong focus on green space plays a major role.
Behind the almost child-like designs, Friedensreich Hundertwasser wanted to recover the “dignity of man” which had “been violated in our unnatural and hostile urban grid system.”
Some politicians have declared that the LGBT-friendly symbols are “completely unnecessary.”
Designers in Vienna created sensors for BBQ smoke, sunscreen, and other telltale signs of the season.
The lonesome guy in the “WALK” light has a buddy.
Some top mathematicians and computer scientists are devoting time to the problem.
Envisioning a system in which private services, transit agencies, and local businesses all share a fleet.
A Star Destroyer from George Lucas's fevered imagination, perhaps?
How we ruined Gruen's plan for more walkable, tight-knit American downtowns.
Photos of beautiful autumnal scenes from around the world.
It's almost as if journalists have never heard about this happening.
Top-ranking cities have little relevance to emerging world cities.
Credit this architect for building a transportation hub that looks like it'd eat you alive.
Gorgeous photos of kite fliers, beach bums, and men playing chess in their underwear.
Also, Ireland puts the chill on tanning beds and trashy fashion models of the U.K., beware.
These LED-studded gloves not only look nifty, but could save lives, too.