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Is Washington Big Enough for Two Tech Giants?

Apple and Amazon could be neighbors.

This Estonian Town Just Made the Cannabis Leaf its New Logo

Kanepi, Estonia’s new symbol is pretty dope.

New homes under construction in St. George, Utah, in 2013

America's Fastest-Growing Urban Area Has a Water Problem

As St. George, Utah grows, it will have to cut down on its high water consumption or pay handsomely for it—or both.

Don't Get Too Excited About Bike to Work Day

It’s time to think less about commuting and more about making all those other common everyday trips safer.

In Arkansas, the Bike’s Best Friend Is Walmart

The northwest part of the state has built an impressive network of bicycle infrastructure—thanks, in part, to the Walton Family Foundation.

A bus stop in the Estonian town of Värska

Estonia Will Roll Out Free Public Transit Nationwide

Meet the new world leader in fare-free living.

A groundskeeper at a country club in Rochester, New York

The Jobs That Are Getting Priced Out of Superstar Cities

It’s not high costs alone that are pushing people out of expensive cities—whole categories of jobs are underrepresented there.

CityLab Daily: The Housing Crisis Might Be America's Next Big Political Issue

Also: Awful commuting unites us all, and the playful brilliance of Will Alsop.

The Deal That Might Just Break Georgia Into Pieces

This would be the de-gentrification of the city of Stockbridge, with its wealthy areas carved away for a new city while remaining residents pick up the substantial tab left behind.

Traffic in Mexico City, where mega-commutes are a grim fact of life.

3 Cities, 3 Terrible Commutes

A new documentary follows the epic journeys faced by commuters in Istanbul, Mexico City, and Los Angeles.

Can Community Archives Survive Climate Change?

Rare books, records, and other printed materials in thousands of U.S. archives face elevated risks from natural disasters or changing temperatures.

University of Maryland students Kurt Willson and Shannon Corrigan work to map a bus route in Loudon County, Virginia.

Why Is It So Hard to Figure Out When the Bus Is Coming?

It takes a volunteer army of student mapmakers to build a better transit tracker.

An apartment building in Sacramento, California.

The American Housing Crisis Might Be Our Next Big Political Issue

Several new advocacy groups have sprung up to push for better housing policies at the state and national level. Their first job: Communicating how significant the problem really is.

The Zany, Playful Brilliance of Will Alsop

You knew a building was his the second you set eyes on it and yet he still managed to surprise.

CityLab Daily: The World's Biggest Free Transit Experiment

Also: What’s really behind economic mobility, and the problem with opportunity zones.

A potential new law in Michigan has been criticized for placing the burden of meeting requirements to retain Medicaid coverage primarily on blacks. However, the bill's onerous rules are likely to affect almost every recipient, sparing only a select few counties.

Few Will Be Spared From Michigan's Medicaid Work Requirements

The state’s potential new law has been criticized for placing new burdens to retain Medicaid coverage primarily on blacks. But the bill's onerous rules are likely to affect almost every recipient.

A train arrives at Paris' Arts et Metiers metro Station.

Paris Gets Serious About Free Transit

The city is launching a study to explore the possibility of going fully fare-free.  

Metro trains arrive at the Gallery Place-Chinatown station in Washington D.C.

D.C. Metro's New App May Need a Pre-Launch Update

Washington D.C. transit officials announced plans to update the payment system for rail and bus with a great new app. But if they don’t go further, this writer says, the speed of transit innovation will soon leave them scrambling.

The Problem With Opportunity Zones

Will tax incentives really encourage investors to help revitalize low-income communities? Research on similar efforts from the past suggests otherwise.

Job seekers at TechFair in Los Angeles

What’s Really Behind Economic Mobility?

The American Dream turns on where we live. But it’s job markets and marriage partners—not schools—that make the biggest difference in who climbs the economic ladder.