A growing number of startups are pitching technologies to “solve” urban problems. So it matters when they can’t even name their own local representatives.
In an era of austere federal funding for urban public transportation, light rail seemed to make sense. Did the little trains of the 1980s pull their own weight?
In backing the Vermont senator, the popular Facebook group “New Urbanist Memes for Transit-Oriented Teens” is leveraging some offline political clout.
Tiny upper-floor “maids’ rooms” have helped drive down local assumptions about exactly how small a livable home can be.
The pioneering festival marketplace was among the most trendsetting urban attractions of the last 40 years. Now it’s looking for a new place in a changed city.
A different kind of wealth distribution in 17th-century Amsterdam paved the way for its quintessential home design.
Design experts sound off about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s unusual, cephalopod-filled graphic design sensibility.
Proposition E would put a moratorium on new commercial real estate if affordable housing goals aren’t met. But critics aren’t convinced it would be effective.
Public transportation systems in the United States gained passengers over the second and third quarters of 2019. But the boost came from two large cities.
Why do mid-rise tenements dominate Berlin? The Mietskaserne, or “rental barracks,” have shaped the city’s culture and its counterculture.
The most common residential floor plans in European cities offer a window into urban history and culture. In London, it’s the “two-up, two-down” row house.
The Democratic candidate’s $1 trillion pledge to upgrade roads, utilities, and public transportation has an emphasis on road safety and climate adaptation.
Livability indexes can obscure the experiences of non-white people. CityLab analyzed the outcomes just for black women, for a different kind of ranking.
HUD’s reversal of an Obama-era mandate on discrimination comes as the De Blasio administration releases its own, very different fair housing blueprint.
In the early 1900s, racial housing covenants in the Minnesota city blocked home sales to minorities, establishing patterns of inequality that persist today.
Civic boosters were once convinced that planetariums and Tesla coils could revive American downtowns.
In the 1980s, a pro football quarterback-turned-politician championed big ideas to revitalize America’s cities. It didn’t work.
New York City is investing an unprecedented amount—$40 million—in hopes of getting the city’s most elusive residents to fill out the 2020 Census.
Maryland joins Virginia with a new proposal to tackle the affordable housing crisis. And it’s sweeping in its ambition.
Decades after federal regulations banned the use of the deadly metal in paint, gasoline, and plumbing, the effects of lead continue to be felt across America’s cities.