Teresa Mathew

Teresa Mathew

Teresa Mathew is an editorial fellow at CityLab.

New public notice signs from Atlanta's Department of City Planning.

Atlanta's Planning Department Makeover

A new seal, a new name, and most importantly, new signs that people will actually read.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer in 2016.

Can a City Be Compassionate?

Mayor Greg Fischer is serious about making Louisville a kinder place in an increasingly angry nation.

A young girl writes on a clipboard in the botanical garden.

Creating the Next Generation of Urban Conservationists

There’s a few things kids can do to influence how adults view biodiversity, according to a new study.

Facebook's California campus

America's Most (and Least) Sustainable Cities, Ranked

When it comes to sustainability in urban centers, the West Coast is faring better than the rest of the country.

A man prays in front of the stained glass windows of a mosque

How Houses of Worship Help Immigrants Adjust to America

These churches and mosques assist their congregations with everything from civic rights to the college application processes.

A photograph of Alaudin Ullah's father, Habib Ullah, with his family in Spanish Harlem

Preserving the Legacy of Bengali Harlem

Author and filmmaker Vivek Bald is is highlighting the lost history of South Asian immigrants in America.

A person walks past a storefront with a sign in the window reading "We Are All One"

How Can Small Businesses Create Safer Communities?

A local coalition is training Oakland’s brick-and-mortar employees in everything from de-escalation tactics to emergency medical care.