Europe

Chicago's Metra commuter rail service has a big problem on its hands: Distressed people are resorting to using train tracks to end their lives at a higher rate than in other major cities. Would partnering with a suicide-hotline agency stem the tide?
3 days ago   Governing
As a Berlin neighborhood gains favor among foreign tourists, locals are fighting to preserve their community's charm and identity.
Mar 12, 2011   Der Spiegel
As floods increase and the tourist-focus of the city pervades, Venice, Italy is losing much of its charm -- and its native population.
Mar 3, 2011   Der Spiegel
A hub of information and communications technology known as Kista Science City in Stockholm, Sweden, has focused on intelligent transportation to fuel its success.
Mar 1, 2011   Next American City
The city of Helsinki has developed a master plan for its burgeoning underground city.
Feb 24, 2011   The Huffington Post
Construction is nearing completion on the longest railway tunnel in the world.
Feb 21, 2011   National Geographic
"Reskinning" buildings -- or adding a new facade -- is taking off in Canada and Europe.
Feb 19, 2011   Solve Climate News
Spain's third largest city has chosen the winning design for a new urban park that is to sit atop nine rail lines, potentially creating the most important redevelopment project the country has seen in many years.
Feb 16, 2011   THE DIRT
A prototype bike path is being built in Amsterdam. When complete, it will combine the best aspects of earth-friendly transportation and eco-friendly energy, say the project's developers.
Feb 15, 2011   WebEcoist.com
Athens, Greece has all the elements of good urbanism - density, diversity, destinations, distance (to transit) and design. So is Athens a poster child for good urbanism? Fanis Grammenos takes an in-depth look. Exclusive
Feb 10, 2011  By Fanis Grammenos
A team of Italian architects have proposed a honeycomb-like design for a viaduct that would include built-in wind turbines.
Feb 6, 2011   Popular Science