CityLab

CityLab is writing the future of cities.

A woman wheels a baby stroller onto a New Jersey Transit train at Penn Station.

Parents, Have You Lived Without a Car? Tell Us Your Stories.

We want to hear about getting around car-free in your city.

Voters in Boise, Idaho

On Ballot Measures, a Progressive Sweep

Across the U.S., progressive causes won big in ballot initiative results, from minimum wage hikes, to felon re-enfranchisement, to a corporate tax for homelessness.

Watch the Live Stream for CityLab Detroit, Day 2

Follow along with the global meeting of city leaders, scholars, designers, and journalists.

Welcome to CityLab Detroit

Watch the live stream to follow along with the global meeting of city leaders, scholars, designers, and innovators.

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What Local Climate Actions Would Have the Greatest Impact

In light of even more dire news about our warming planet, leading thinkers tell us the one thing cities and states could do to cut emissions significantly—and fast.

Children walk in single file between military-style tents.

Should Designers Try to Reform Immigrant Detention?

Some architects believe it’s their duty to try to improve conditions for immigrant detainees in the U.S., while others urge a total boycott of such work.

Watch Video from CityLab Paris, Day 2

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates, and dozens of urban leaders talk with leading scholars, designers, and journalists.

Watch the Live Stream from CityLab Paris, Day 2

Dozens of mayors and other city officials talk with leading scholars, designers, and journalists.

Watch Video From CityLab Paris

Mayors Anne Hidalgo of Paris, Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Governor Yuriko Koike of Tokyo, and dozens of other city officials talk with leading scholars, designers, and journalists.

Watch the Live Stream from CityLab Paris

Mayors Anne Hidalgo of Paris, Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Governor Yuriko Koike of Tokyo, and dozens of other city officials talk with leading scholars, designers, and journalists.

Vote for CityLab at the SXSW Cities Summit

We’ve got some great conversations in mind. To make them happen, we need your help!

An illustration of Seattle sights, including KEXP, the public library, and the Monorail

Travel Like You Live Here: Seattle

Writer Hanna Brooks Olsen guides CityLab through the Emerald City.

Seeking the City of the Future, in Prague

Landscape architect and reSITE founder Martin Barry talks about how the decisions of the past can haunt the city makers of today.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Greatest Urban Hits

In honor of the architect’s 150th birthday, here are his best buildings that are in or near cities and open to the public.

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We're Moving to These Fictional Cities

CityLab is shopping for real estate in made-up places.

Is Emoji the Architectural Language of Our Time?

Why we’re :grinning: and :grimacing: over the use of emoji on buildings.

The Best Ideas of 2016

Not everything is terrible!