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.

photo: Interstate 70 near Odessa, Mo.

A Transportation Grant Program's Trump-Era Rebrand

Under Trump, an Obama-era transportation grant program designed to fund innovative multi-modal projects became a rural highway-building machine.

CityLab Daily: What Happens When Venice Floods

Also: The Paris Metro is full, and how Ronald Reagan halted the early anti-gentrification movement.

CityLab Daily: The True Price of Transportation Anarchy

Also: How cities and states can stop the incentives madness, and reviving the utopian dreams of Tony Garnier.

photo: Bike and pedestrian advocates participate in a "die-in" for better traffic safety in Washington, D.C.

Are D.C.’s Streets Finally Getting Safer?

As the District lagged on its Vision Zero goals, bike and pedestrian advocates in Washington turned traffic fatalities into a rallying cry, and got results.  

CityLab Daily: Another Mayor for President?

Also: How Seattle’s city council race became the Amazon election, and how communities can build psychological resilience to disaster.

CityLab Daily: The Empty Promise of a Clear Backpack

Also: The changing demographics of America’s suburbs, and the slave revolt reenactment taking over New Orleans.

CityLab Daily: Counting America’s Votes

Also: Smashing the great pumpkin-waste problem, and California’s wildfires are not a morality tale.

CityLab Daily: Election Watch

Also: The sum of all 2020 Census fears, and how airline deregulation contributed to America’s regional inequality.

CityLab Daily: Pete Buttigieg’s Climate Vision

Also: How “Blade Runner” and sci-fi made everything dystopian, and Donald Trump was never a real New Yorker.

CityLab Daily: Who Wore It Best

Also: The particular creativity of dense urban neighborhoods, and how Helsinki built “book heaven.”

CityLab Daily: Why the ‘Trick-or-Treat Test’ Still Matters

Also: It’s getting riskier to bike and walk after dark, and America has a Halloween costume equity gap.

CityLab Daily: Dave Grohl Has a Pro-Rock Urban Policy Agenda

Also: Uber’s beef with Los Angeles is bigger than data, and urban and suburban lifestyles are more similar than you think.

photo: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl speaking at CityLab DC.

Dave Grohl Has a Pro-Rock Urban Policy Agenda

At CityLab DC, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl described how playing in bands changed his life—and what cities can do to cultivate their scenes.

CityLab Daily: How Did Vienna Get So Livable?

Also: California’s electricity future is in flux, and more dispatches from CityLab DC.

Want Better Streets? Just Add Paint.

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Asphalt Art Initiative wants to bring a boost of color to the streets of America’s small and mid-size cities.

CityLab Daily: Beto O’Rourke Is Serious on Environmental Justice

Also: Watch the CityLab DC event livestream, and why Chile’s massive protests started with a subway fare hike.

CityLab Daily: What Reconciliation Looks Like

Also: Nashville’s Kurdish community is angry with Trump, and can green license plates plug electric cars?

CityLab Daily: A Powerful Tool for Urban Redevelopment

Also: Parakeets are taking over Europe, and Minneapolis understood that NIMBYism has victims.

CityLab Daily: The Housing Shortage and Gentrification Aren’t the Same Thing

Also: How to see fall colors without a car, and the new MoMa is open for business.

CityLab Daily: An Attempt to Resegregate Little Rock, of All Places

Also: Why the ‘World Series’ isn’t a misnomer, and the utopian vision that explains Renaissance fairs.