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Feargus O'Sullivan


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Past articles by Feargus:

Londoners Have Become Afraid of Public Transit

As the U.K. capital cautiously reopens, a poll finds 70% of surveyed Londoners are anxious about commuting via bus or Tube. Are their Covid-19 fears justified? → Read More

In Japan and France, Riding Transit Looks Surprisingly Safe

No coronavirus clusters have been found on subways, trains and buses in those countries. Does that mean public transportation is less risky than thought? → Read More

Europe Puts Its Hospitals on Rails

Italy and Spain have hospital trains on standby for any future Covid-19 outbreaks, after medical workers on France’s high-speed TGV train treated 84 patients. → Read More

Paris Has a Plan to Keep Cars Out After Lockdown

As the city prepares to reopen, Mayor Anne Hidalgo plans to use bike lanes, buses, and social distancing to keep more cars off the roads and reduce pollution. → Read More

Can Dogs Smell Covid-19?

In the U.K., researchers believe they can train dogs to sniff out the distinctive odor of coronavirus, potentially assisting in mass infection screening efforts. → Read More

Alone Together, in Community Resilience

Portable pantries. Saucepan protests. Small-space dance routines. The best coronavirus community efforts use social distancing as an asset, not an obstacle. → Read More

How to Fight Coronavirus With High-Speed Rail

To move Covid-19 patients from the hardest-hit areas, authorities in France turned one of the nation’s famous TGV trains into a very fast ambulance. → Read More

Europe Is Canceled

As Covid-19 cases continue to climb, the U.K and E.U. are banning events, closing schools, and sealing borders to slow the spread of the virus. → Read More

London’s Trees Are Saving the City Billions

Shady trees mean less air conditioning and increased worker productivity in the summer months. → Read More

Is Vienna Really All That Livable? Depends on Where You Look.

A new report questions the methods used by the Economist Intelligence Unit to rank global cities, saying that environmental justice issues can get ignored. → Read More

Paris Mayor Pledges a Greener '15-Minute City'

In her re-election campaign, Mayor Anne Hidalgo says that every Paris resident should be able to meet their essential needs within a short walk or bike ride. → Read More

Vienna’s Cultural Approach to Going Car-Free

In an effort to cut vehicle emissions and boost public transportation, Austria’s capital will reward car-free travel with free access to museums and concerts. → Read More

How 'Maids' Rooms' Shaped Tiny Floorspace Expectations in Paris

Tiny upper-floor “maids’ rooms” have helped drive down local assumptions about exactly how small a livable home can be. → Read More

Why Amsterdam’s Canal Houses Have Endured for 300 Years

A different kind of wealth distribution in 17th-century Amsterdam paved the way for its quintessential home design. → Read More

To Survive Climate Change, We’ll Need a Better Story

Per Grankvist is "chief storyteller" for Sweden’s Viable Cities program. His job: communicate the realities of day-to-day living in a carbon-neutral world. → Read More

The Healing Architectural Legacy of Charles Jencks

The celebrated architectural theorist, who died this week, left a down-to-earth legacy: thoughtfully designed buildings and landscapes for people with cancer. → Read More

Germany Makes a National Commitment to Rescue Its Forests

“Every missing tree is a missing comrade-in-arms against climate change,” agriculture minister Julia Klöckner says. → Read More

How Paris Hopes to Build an E-Bike Boom

The French capital region just launched a bikeshare program for electric bicycles, and now it wants to help people buy e-bikes of their own. → Read More

Did City Breaks Kill the Travel Company Thomas Cook?

With cheap flights and Airbnb at their fingertips, British travelers have branched out from the package beach vacations that were Thomas Cook’s specialty. → Read More

As Pubs and Murals Disappear, Dubliners See a City in Trouble

The recent loss of popular murals and local pubs is fueling a deeper angst over mass tourism, redevelopment and urban transformation in the Irish capital. → Read More