Economic growth is not only uneven between urban and rural places—it is uneven within them, too.
The Spanish flu outbreak of 1918 offers important lessons in balancing truth and panic during public health crises.
Frank Rizzo, Philadelphia’s mayor from 1972 to 1980, appealed to “law and order” and white working-class identity—a sign of politics to come, says the author of a new book.
Chasing an HQ2 is a dying model. As the nature of working changes, U.S. cities that provide workers with the support that companies once did, will prosper.
Weeks after opening near San Diego, a model town for treating dementia is set to be replicated around the U.S.
RIP Volkswagen Beetle, the car that conquered the city.
Amazon’s CEO wanted to talk about his new philanthropic initiatives at a high-profile dinner Thursday night. Attendees had other topics on their minds.
How these curbside canvases came to be, according to the men who make them.
Cities that fail to make issues of equity and empowerment central to climate-action initiatives are not living up to the values of the movement, says a former mayor of Portland, Oregon.
The unspoken rules of local food are a recurring nightmare for politicians.
A startup called Voatz wants to build an unhackable way to vote over the internet. What could possibly go wrong?
Eric Klinenberg, author of Palaces for the People, talks about how schools, libraries, and other institutions can restore a sense of common purpose in America.
Montreal has a multi-million dollar plan to address homelessness. At the center is social inclusion.
The chain’s new store in Milan reveals some unexpected ways that coffee connects with national identity.
No one has expressed Miami’s glamour, boldness, and precarious beauty quite like Arquitectonica.
A data-driven “neighborhood of the future” masterminded by a Google corporate sibling, the Quayside project could be a milestone in digital-age city-building. But after a year of scandal in Silicon Valley, questions about privacy and security remain.
Five local hairstylists speak to CityLab about the state of their city’s coiffing preferences.
People in the booming beer industry in Colorado worry about predicted water shortages and threats to the high quality of Rocky Mountain water.
A study of the Boston area shows that those who participate in planning and zoning board meetings are older, wealthier, and much more NIMBYish.
The Italian city is imposing a €500 fine for eating in some popular, crowded areas.