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: The Decade the City Became the App Store

Also: More of CityLab’s most popular stories of 2019, and a next-generation trash bin.

CityLab Daily: Inside the Virginia Bill to Allow Denser Housing

Also: The book that captured Paris in the mid-1970s, and the downtown highway that could drive Hartford’s comeback.

CityLab Daily: A Plan to Remake Downtown Brooklyn

Also: How racism created an elite, and a ‘memory town’ is coming to your strip mall.

CityLab Daily: The Maps That Made You, Dear Readers

Also: New York City unveils a next-generation trash can, and what have we done to lunch?

CityLab Daily: Trump’s Plan to Criminalize Homelessness Is Taking Shape

Also: The maps that made you, and has the rise of Uber led to binge drinking?

CityLab Daily: America After Climate Change, Mapped

Also: An unintended consequence of universal pre-K, and change comes to a suburb that loved sprawl.

CityLab Daily: Building a Bird-Friendly New York

Also: Why Kansas City’s free transit experiment matters, and how Friday the 13th could actually be a lucky day.

CityLab Daily: Trump's Homeless Policy Gets a Controversial Boss

Also: Mapping an America changed by climate, and grocery stores near Seattle are getting vertical farms.

CityLab Daily: How Media Shifts the Blame From Drivers

Also: Why car-free streets will soon be the norm, and don’t alienate the suburbs on climate.

CityLab Daily: A New Chapter for Amazon and New York

Also: Unpacking a debate on California’s vacant housing, and why are kids obsessed with garbage trucks?

CityLab Daily: Will Buffalo Become a Climate Change Haven?

Also: The city known for “sewer socialists” actually has great sewers, and the changing geography of the opioid crisis.

CityLab Daily: An Urban Agenda for the 2020 Candidates

Also: Why won’t women ride “little vehicles,” and will Buffalo become a climate change haven?

CityLab Daily: Where Cuts to Food Aid Will Hurt the Most

Also: The case for Portland-to-Vancouver high-speed rail, and America’s white-collar workers can’t escape the office.

CityLab Daily: Wage Inequality Has Surged in American Cities

Also: Plans evolve for a national public housing museum, and the mobile dead zone on airplanes.

CityLab Daily: Why Paris Wants to Tax Amazon Deliveries

Also: When cities don’t accept cash for public services, and what the “Battle of Seattle” means 20 years later.

CityLab Daily: The Lessons of Holiday Traffic Congestion

Also: Turkeys in your neighborhood? Get used to it.

photo: Pre-Thanksgiving traffic on the Long Island Expressway in 2018.

The Lessons of Holiday Traffic Congestion

The annual holiday gridlock reveals the failure of the American imagination when it comes to other transportation choices.

CityLab Daily: Where Flooding Is Sinking Real Estate Values the Most

Also: Why London took away Uber’s license, and yellow scorpions are invading Brazilian cities.

CityLab Daily: Why White Households Pay Less in Utilities

Also: The toll of parenting on the American woman’s workweek, and why not sell naming rights to transit stations?

CityLab Daily: Is Vision Zero Actually Working?

Also: What it’s like to get outsourced from WeWork, and what new research shows about ride-hail racism.