Andrew Small

Andrew Small

Andrew Small is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C., and author of the CityLab Daily newsletter (subscribe here). He was previously an editorial fellow at CityLab.

CityLab Daily: Greening Without Gentrification

Also: Why Americans stopped volunteering, and a model mega-development rises in New York.

CityLab Daily: What’s Behind Trump’s Skid Row Crackdown?

Also: California just upended gig work, and a new realm for maps that lie.

CityLab Daily: From Dead Store to ‘Social Infrastructure’

Also: When concrete looks like crumpled paper, and a train station enrages Paris.

CityLab Daily: The Life-Saving Benefits of ‘Superblocks’

Also: Where job growth is outpacing new homes, and the simple pleasures of urban foraging.

CityLab Daily: Who’s Ready for the Electric Moped Moment?

Also: A solution for empty churches, and a tip for buying your first home.

A photo of Revel electric motor scooters

Who’s Ready for the Electric Moped Moment?

Revel’s rentable motor scooters offer a faster brand of of zero-emission shared urban mobility. But to ride safely, cyclists need to learn some new skills.

CityLab Daily: This Is What a Transportation Revolution Looks Like

Also: Does gentrification give children anxiety? And the best cities to live in based on salaries and cost of living.

CityLab Daily: Bringing Modernism Down to Earth

Also: What urban sprawl is doing to your commute, and the evolution of the school librarian.

CityLab Daily: The Changing Face of First-Time Homebuyers

Also: Service jobs as a pathway to the middle class, and closing the racial wealth gap might not be possible.

CityLab Daily: We Mapped ‘the Midwest’ for You, So Stop Arguing

Also: A town called Atlas keeps disappearing from Google Maps, and a pothole stunt for the ages.

CityLab Daily: The One Weird Rule That Explains Urban Sprawl

Also: Montreal’s “remarkable” chance to build a new neighborhood, and who’s ready for super-long flights?

CityLab Daily: The Unsettling Rise of the Urban Narc App

Also: Singaporeans really love their airport, and it’s time to reconsider the Great American Road Trip narrative.

What the Great American Road Trip Says (and Misses) About America

Traveling the open road is an American literary tradition. A history professor says the canon needs an update, especially to include women and people of color.

CityLab Daily: ‘Shangri-La for Electric Vehicles’

Also: Can Amsterdam’s cyclists and pedestrians learn to get along? And Indonesia’s capital move concerns environmentalists.

CityLab Daily: For Ride-Hailing Drivers, Data Is Power

Also: Where do college grads live? And a hub for restorative justice will open in Oakland.

CityLab Daily: A Fictional Map, a Very Real Path to Recovery

Also: Who’s watching your scooter trip? And Indian cities are becoming heat islands.

CityLab Daily: Don’t Say Scooters Destroy ‘Historic Character’

Also: Uber drivers want their data, and an artist brings hidden communities to light.

CityLab Daily: A Bid for a Better Bus System

Also: The fastest growing U.S. cities aren’t what you think, and the lead problem extends well beyond Flint.

CityLab Daily: Trans Teens, Trailed by Homelessness

Also: How Amazon could transform the tiny house movement, and the case against paper straws.

CityLab Daily: Rising and Razing in St. Louis

Also: Vulnerable and unprepared for climate change, and the problem with Amazon’s cheap gas stunt.