The new Marvel superhero movie Black Panther shows the benefits and the risks associated with sustaining and protecting a majority-black community.
If cities keep growing as they do now, nearly 400 of them will sprawl into the habitats of endangered species by 2030.
A global analysis finds that urban agriculture could yield up to 10 percent of many food crops, plus a host of positive side benefits.
From showering in buckets to special pee spray, here’s how they’re coping with water restrictions.
A green lung in the city’s northeastern suburbs.
Low-income Americans are more likely to live in housing that wastes energy, which saddles them with disproportionately high energy costs.
A landmark study from 1842 found that even low-income country dwellers in the U.K. lived longer than their more-affluent urban neighbors; 175 years later, the story hasn’t changed much.
They might be an efficient way to produce food in a world with more-extreme weather—but only if growers can figure out a successful business model.
Trump slapped tariffs on imported solar panels at a time when African Americans were seeing unique job growth in the industry.
Researchers say coyotes and foxes thrive in the city by defying their natural instincts to stay away from one another.
A rooftop-farming venture in Montreal has found success with a model that’s part CSA, part Amazon Prime.
An artist riffs on WPA posters to imagine how the country’s defining landscapes will look once climate change has taken its toll.
Chris Swan is spending years studying a unique ecosystem—the vacant lots of Baltimore—looking for the best ways to bring the city’s dead spaces back to life.
Once the taps are shut off in the drought-stricken city, water queues and strict rationing will become part of daily life for millions.
For some, the trash-burning plant is a community pillar, but others worry its toxic ash is making people sick.
“We have endured floods, and fires, and storms,” he said, without saying what made them all worse.
“The botched effort of this administration really has caused lasting pain and even more havoc than the hurricanes themselves,” Carmen Yulín Cruz tells CityLab ahead of the president’s first State of The Union address.
An ongoing study suggests light pollution’s effects on animals can help spread some viruses, like West Nile.
More than 50 million Americans are conducting an unwitting experiment on a vast scale. I joined them from my Manhattan high-rise.
Temperatures have soared in the Southern California city in recent years, but taming them presents its own set of challenges.