Europe

August 14, 2008, 9am PDT
The American trend of "fractional ownership", a real estate concept in which a number of investors own fractions of vacation homes, has moved to Europe.
International Herald Tribune
August 9, 2008, 11am PDT
Originally a Stalinist program called 'Young Pioneers', the tradition of the Children's Railway is being revived in Budapest.
Wall St. Journal
August 8, 2008, 9am PDT
In order to save an ancient kingdom that was flooded by a reservoir in the 1950s, officials in Bulgaria will build a €100 million wall around the submerged monument.
Turkish Weekly
August 8, 2008, 7am PDT
A Vancouver company is importing Dutch city bicycles, and the relaxed commuting lifestyle that goes with them.
The Vancouver Sun
July 29, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>A small town in Germany is demonstrating that a strategy of distributed, renewable and locally-controlled energy production can not only be Earth-friendly but profitable.</p>
Victoria Times-Colonist
July 26, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>One of the world's largest urban renewal projects is about to break ground in the Kartal area of Istanbul, and every aspect of the new neighborhood is designed by a star architect. The Wall St. Journal reports on the new "city-building industry".</p>
Wall St. Journal
July 23, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>The annual transformation of riverbanks to beaches has begun in Paris, where the River Seine becomes a widely visited outdoor public space known as Paris Plages.</p>
The Guardian
July 22, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Four years after it hosted the Summer Olympics, Athens is questioning whether the $15 billion investment in venues that now largely sit unused was really worth it.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
July 18, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Incidents of violence and vandalism highlight a rising tide of local opposition to teh construction of new mosques in Germany.</p>
Der Spiegel
July 12, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Belfast developers plan on turning a Victorian-era jail into a tourist attraction, hotel, and art gallery. Her Majesty’s Prison Belfast closed in 1996, and is a symbol of The Troubles, the long struggle in Northern Ireland for Irish independence.</p>
Global Atlanta
July 10, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë has proposed abandoning the city's long-held building height restriction of 37 meters, citing the city's need to grow.</p>
Telegraph
July 6, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>With tourist season in full effect, the Czech city of Prague is hoping to clean up its notoriously dirty streets with a new ban on littering and urinating in public places.</p>
Ceske Noviny
June 28, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Bohmte, Germany is following the lead of an EU program called "Shared Space", which recommends that cities remove traffic signals and find ways to encourage cars to share their space with pedestrians and bicyclists.</p>
ABC News
June 24, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Following on the success of its bike-sharing system, Paris is planning to unveil a citywide green car-sharing system.</p>
The Guardian
June 20, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>An Italian city planner visits San Diego to analyze sprawl-fighting techniques first-hand.</p>
The San Diego Union-Tribune
June 18, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>"Football Carnivals" are on the rise in Germany, where the community viewing buzz from the 2006 World Cup has hung around and revived itself for the current European Championship.</p>
Der Spiegel
June 16, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>The second-smallest country in the world (after the Vatican) has plans to expand its territory by building more land on stilts in an idea inspired by oil rigs.</p>
The Guardian
June 15, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>The US has never encouraged cycling as a practical mode of travel, and as a result, biking to work is a rare and hazardous activity, with four times the fatality rate of some European countries. A Rutgers University study shows how that can change.</p>
New Urban News
June 7, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>GPS from cellphones is enabling exciting research into human behavior, but European studies show that our behavior is rarely exciting.</p>
International Herald Tribune
June 6, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>A senior care facility in Germany teamed with the local transit agency to install a fake bus stop near the home to stem occupant disappearances after Alzheimer's patients repeatedly wandered off site to catch buses at real stops.</p>
Telegraph