Online artists are tracing transit lines onto aerial photos, offering a new way to visualize an often hidden mode of transit.
By acquiring Motivate, Uber’s chief rival will take over the docked systems in New York, D.C., San Francisco, and more.
In 1983, neighbors on an unusual block agreed to create a more open, shared space behind their homes. What they built remains a special slice of nature in a bustling city.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is leading a new coalition of 12 cities in a pledge to protect net neutrality—and shame companies who won’t.
More than 50 million Americans are conducting an unwitting experiment on a vast scale. I joined them from my Manhattan high-rise.
A photography exhibit revisits King’s impact on the fight for civil rights in the city.
A startup is betting that young city-dwellers need to unwind in the least urban place imaginable.
The small community of Gerritsen Beach was a pioneering cookie-cutter suburb in the 1920s.
CityLab’s guide to the #GrammableCity.
Series creator Craig Bartlett explains how he built the cartoon city that every ‘90s kid dreamed of living in.
The NYC Parks Department is laying out a set of guidelines to prevent parkland from getting swamped by rain and waves.
U.S. mayors are on the front lines of major global and societal change. It’s time for them to lead beyond the limits of their formal powers.
A new exhibit explores the past, present, and future of waste management in New York City.
MTA is instructing staff not to say “ladies and gentlemen” anymore, preferring “passengers” or “riders” instead.
It’s tough to break in to entrenched political systems, even at the local level. Here’s how four women navigated these dynamics in Queens.
Five U.S. cities just lost a critical source of local news. The former LAist editor explains why it’s so troubling that they were silenced.
Paris, Madrid, and Lisbon are making it easier than ever for residents to get a boost as they pedal around town. New York says that’s simply not allowed.
In Nashville and New York, officials are leveraging relationships with companies and nonprofits to get smarter about food usage and disposal.
Climate-resilient design is on the rise. Museums, seeking to protect their priceless art, are on this cutting edge.
Five years after Superstorm Sandy, some effects still linger.