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: 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.

CityLab Daily: How HUD Could Dismantle a Pillar of Civil Rights Law

Also: How France keeps English out of public life, and a city planner rethinks the public meeting.

CityLab Daily: New York City’s Eroding Beach Town

Also: How the creative class affects rural areas, and the history of the “beach cruiser.”

a photo of a beach cruiser bike.

The California Beach Cruiser Built a Bike Movement

In the 1970s, the signature fat-tired mobility mode of beach towns managed to turn vacationers into bicycle riders.

CityLab Daily: ‘Neither Plantation Nor Ghetto’

Also: The racist roots of Trump’s “public charge” policy, and the future of the city is thirsty.

CityLab Daily: Staying Afloat on an Island of Wealth

Also: Cutting New Yorkers’ commute times in half, and the urbanization of music festivals.

CityLab Daily: Who Owns Tom’s Diner?

Also: When a Trump donor owns stuff you love in cities, and the new underclass of urban servants.

CityLab Daily: The Map That Changed My Life

Also: State preemption is getting worse, and the city the A-bomb missed.

CityLab Daily: The Case for the Slow City

Also: 50 years of chaos at the world’s most famous crosswalk, and Phoenix light rail is under attack.

An illustration of a turtle with a city on its shell

Why Speed Kills Cities

U.S. cities are dropping urban speed limits in an effort to boost safety and lower crash rates. But the benefits of less-rapid urban mobility don’t end there.  

CityLab Daily: Gun Control Is a Preemption Story

Also: Where is “the Midwest” anyway? And how police respond to white vs. black suspects.

CityLab Daily: How to Understand Your Municipal Zoning Code

Also: Mapping America’s water insecurity, and a Depression-era mural’s very contemporary controversy.

CityLab Daily: A Cheap, Powerful Tool to Beat Housing Segregation

Also: Mass shootings are destroying a sense of public space, and how much traffic do Uber and Lyft cause?

CityLab Daily: When a City Bans Lower-Cost Homes

Also: Making air travel obsolete, and Seattle puts a snazzy spin on electrical substations.

CityLab Daily: How U.S. Cities Score on Clean Energy

Also: Gentrification didn’t displace NYC’s most vulnerable children, and a “storefront tracker” tries to address vacancy.

CityLab Daily: For Democratic Candidates, Infrastructure Isn't Just Highways

Also: Why Jakarta doesn’t walk, and real-time traffic control spooks mobility experts.

CityLab Daily: Why Children From Big Cities Earn More As Adults

Also: In Trump vs. Baltimore, no one is winning, and “toxic fallout” from the Notre Dame fire.