CityLab 2014

Urban solutions to global challenges, live in Los Angeles

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

What Urban Manufacturing Can Learn From Domino's Pizza

The future of urban manufacturing lies less in localism than in making factories more personal.

LA2050

Young L.A. Is the Real Winner of LA2050

Youth initiatives dominate the winners of the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, even as L.A.'s child population wanes.

Associated Press

An Utterly Terrifying Risk Assessment of California's Next Big Earthquake

The worst-case scenario means endless fires, impotent rescue services, and no water for months.

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

One Affordable-Housing Solution for Cities: True Home Rule

Independence is the difference between dense cities that achieve affordable housing, like Hong Kong and Singapore, and the ones that don't.

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One of America's Most Famous Slow-Food Chefs Says Farm-to-Table 'Doesn't Really Work'

Dan Barber of New York's Blue Hill restaurant hammers on the blind spots of locally sourced eating.

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

Can Light Rail Still Unite Jerusalem?

A transit line that was hailed as the dream of a unified city is now on the brink, following waves of domestic unrest over the summer.

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Will Be the First City to Do Autonomous Vehicles Right

He says Angelenos "might not own cars" in as soon as a decade.

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

The Sharing Economy Could Drive Down the Price of Mega-Events

'Invisible infrastructure' may already be cutting costs for things like the World Cup or the Olympic Games—not to mention natural disasters.

Watch Live: CityLab 2014

Streaming video from The Atlantic's summit on urban innovation, happening now in Los Angeles.

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The Divided City

Just as they've started to revitalize—attracting industry, investment and people—our cities are threatened by new and more vexing divides.

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10 Big Ideas From CityLab 2014 Attendees

Ahead of our event in Los Angeles, we asked the global mayors and urban experts who will be joining us to share one great idea that's worked in their city.

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