The diversity of the country's urban centers is not reflected in City Hall: In the 15 biggest U.S. cities, all but three mayors are white men, and none are women.
High drama at City Hall—involving race, tech money, and politics—lays bare the city’s simmering tensions.
CityLab’s guide to the #GrammableCity.
San Francisco's new monument to "comfort women" has Osaka, Japan, threatening to end a decades-long relationship.
A symbol of the industry's reach takes its place in San Francisco's skyline just as Americans begin to reckon with the power of Silicon Valley's companies.
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.
There’s a reason that Chinatowns across the globe bear a strong resemblance to one another. It started with a temblor in 1906.
The app often ignores airport transit services, even if they’re faster or cheaper. (But Bing might have it figured out.)
“Often, lonely people long to be noticed by another person who says, ‘I see you.’” That’s where Sidewalk Talk comes in.
“The comparison is not a bad one.”
As wildfires rage in California’s wine country, the scene is set for a recurrence of Oakland’s devastating 1991 blaze.
San Francisco scientists and musicians are creating experimental compositions based on real climate data.
Crashes between cars and critters are up in California, particularly in the Bay Area. What can transportation departments do?
One tiny DIY parklet became a model for reclaiming streets around the world.
Drivers are mowing over dividers in Oakland meant to protect cyclists and pedestrians. What can be done?
How might climate change and new technology cause upheavals in our sensorial landscape?
The retreat of a longtime urban staple marks yet another way cities have changed after an influx of higher-earning residents.
Bask in the sublime beauty of “Karl,” the city’s chilly miasma, with these always-updated satellite images.
Communities like Antioch, where homelessness has spiked in recent years, haven’t been prepared to handle the growing need.
They make security cameras take your picture and cry for help if somebody is stealing your bike.