CityLab Staff

Our Best (and Worst) Roommate Stories

As college kids head back to school, it’s time to consider the joys and horrors of sharing your living space.

Which Celebrity Should Voice Your City's Transit Announcements?

Seth Rogen is now the voice of public transit in Vancouver and Toronto. We’re nominating these stars do the same thing in other cities.

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What to Buy Your Friends and Enemies at D.C. Metro's Gift Shop

Maybe it’s a one-stop shop for fans of urban graphic design. Maybe it’s a wish for something more. Either way, the swag is something to see.

The Year in City Resistance

Across the policy spectrum, cities stepped in as a viable alternative to the agenda of Donald Trump.

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Your Entire City Is an Instagram Playground Now

CityLab’s guide to the #GrammableCity.

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Books That Influenced Us in 2017

CityLab writers and editors share the titles that made an impact on us and our work this year.

Ed Lee's Legacy

San Francisco’s first Asian American mayor died Tuesday, leaving behind a broad legacy of liberalism—and fraught compromises with the tech industry—on housing, education, the environment, and immigration.

12 Other U.S. Mayors Who Did Decide to Resign

Ed Murray joins this list of U.S. mayors who stepped down in just the last few years over alleged improper behavior.