The NYC Parks Department is laying out a set of guidelines to prevent parkland from getting swamped by rain and waves.
As the water level rises, more than 16,000 historic sites across Florida are at risk of being drowned by waves. In Miami-Dade County, researchers are working to keep history on solid ground.
In Nashville and New York, officials are leveraging relationships with companies and nonprofits to get smarter about food usage and disposal.
We compared the strength, consequences, and long roads to recovery.
Five years after Superstorm Sandy, some effects still linger.
Researchers have unearthed the wasteful habits of households and businesses in Nashville, Denver, and New York—and created a blueprint for curbing them.
A team of architects and planners has set out to prove that heaps of waste aren’t an immutable part of a city’s topography.
By analyzing collections at natural history museums, researchers revisited 135 years of industry.
Energy companies are scrambling to get solar microgrids up and running—and imagining a future that leans away from diesel.
Allocating money to rebuild won’t be enough, experts say, unless the island can also rethink its entire energy strategy.
Frederick Wiseman’s joyful new documentary celebrates the local branches as public space.
Empty shelves are just the beginning.
Leafy infrastructure saves bustling metropolises about $505 million each year, according to new research.
As the heavily developed Houston area braces for Hurricane Harvey, an urban flooding expert sees a catastrophe in the making.
Amazon’s Alexa can now field questions about storing and salvaging food before it lands in the dumpster or compost bin.
Storms and rising waters threaten cities’ food, but some municipalities are taking steps to keep shelves stocked and bellies full.
A new trove of correspondence with his upstairs neighbors reveals Marcel Proust’s charming but desperate pleas for quiet.
Readers (and riders) respond to a recent CityLab essay about who deserves to sit.
With a new resident social worker, the Brooklyn Public Library is pushing staff and patrons toward a culture of inclusivity.
In his new book, Michael Ruhlman charts the overlap of food, commerce, and identity.