Vienna

European Cities Fear They’ll Lose Power to Regulate Airbnb

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.

Homeless individuals inside a shelter in Vienna in 2010

How Vienna Solved Homelessness

What lessons could Seattle draw from their success?

Vienna Makes Peace With Its Trash

The famously clean Austrian city boasts one of the world’s most innovative waste processing systems.

Book Deliveries by Bike, Now Available in Vienna

The extremely local, pedal-powered service is meant to “save the Austrian book trade from destruction by big corporations.”

Why Vienna Does So Well on Quality-of-Life Rankings

A strong focus on green space plays a major role.

Why Austrians Are Taking Their Wackiest Architect Seriously After His Death

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.”

Austrian Officials Just Gave the Red Light to Same-Sex Crossing Signals

Some politicians have declared that the LGBT-friendly symbols are “completely unnecessary.”

How to Measure Summer in Your City

Designers in Vienna created sensors for BBQ smoke, sunscreen, and other telltale signs of the season.

Vienna Debuts Same-Sex Crossing Signals

The lonesome guy in the “WALK” light has a buddy.

Balancing Bike-Share Stations Has Become a Serious Scientific Endeavor

Some top mathematicians and computer scientists are devoting time to the problem.

How to Make Car-Share Work in the Suburbs

Envisioning a system in which private services, transit agencies, and local businesses all share a fleet.

Zaha Hadid's New Library in Vienna Looks Like a Looming Deathship

A Star Destroyer from George Lucas's fevered imagination, perhaps?

Victor Gruen Wanted to Make Our Suburbs More Urban. Instead, He Invented the Mall

How we ruined Gruen's plan for more walkable, tight-knit American downtowns.

Isn't Every City Prettier in the Fall?

Photos of beautiful autumnal scenes from around the world.

Vienna's Naked Subway Woman Adds To Rich History of Nude Commuting

It's almost as if journalists have never heard about this happening.

These May Be The Least 'Livable' Cities, But They're the Future

Top-ranking cities have little relevance to emerging world cities.

A Train Station Inspired By Natural Growth and Decay

Credit this architect for building a transportation hub that looks like it'd eat you alive.

Summertime, the World Over

Gorgeous photos of kite fliers, beach bums, and men playing chess in their underwear.

This Week in Bans: Vienna Finally Removes an Anti-Semitic Street Sign

Also, Ireland puts the chill on tanning beds and trashy fashion models of the U.K., beware.

Fashion Accessory of the Day: Light-Up Bicycling Gloves

These LED-studded gloves not only look nifty, but could save lives, too.