As Jane Jacobs preached, large-scale highways, parks, and big buildings can all divide communities, discouraging street life and sucking the life out of cities. Here’s how to spot (and fix) them.
These programs promise big things for cities, but changes in habits—like parking—take time.
Cultural amenities like parks and museums attract young talent to big cities. But how do they work for smaller cities or older people?
They’re more likely than drivers, walkers, and straphangers to get to work on time and feeling good.
Why Midtown and Wall Street developed both separately and parallel to each other.
Smaller and mid-sized cities in the region played an outsize role in the Republican’s victory.
America needs a voting map that actually looks like America.
It’s not just because they’re old.
The joys, pitfalls, and etiquette of cycling with a portable stereo.
A CityLab guide to the Dylan canon and the allure of the city.
A tactical urbanist trick that you shouldn’t try at home.
It depends on how far out you look.
“You’re in the middle of an ecosystem that quite honestly for a big company, it makes you afraid.”
It can be hard to avoid such street-level marketing campaigns for new developments in the U.K. capital.
The writer and director of Southside With You talks about the city behind the future First Couple.
The automaker produced an earnest, albeit self-interested, pitch for public transportation.
The famously bicycle-friendly city says its “smart-bike” program, Biketown, was worth the wait.