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.
A final note from the author of the CityLab Daily.
The city acquired the 600-plus acres of Hays Woods, once used for mining and munitions, in 2016, but the work of restoring the land has only just begun.
Also: More of CityLab’s most popular stories of 2019, and a next-generation trash bin.
What’s changed and what hasn’t since we set out to chronicle cities in 2011? To answer this question, we went back to CityLab’s roots.
Since 2010, a slew of on-demand companies and technologies have managed to use consumer data to transform the commercial significance of urban living.
Also today: The most popular CityLab stories of 2019.
Spin’s San Francisco workers have voted to join the local Teamsters union—a micromobility milestone made possible by a new state law.
Also today: Bringing Christmas back downtown, and the rise and fall of New Year’s fitness resolutions, in five charts.
In this second part of an interview with economist Jonathan Rothwell, he explains that a just society wouldn’t reward different professions so unequally.
The typical plots of holiday rom-coms involve women finding love in a make-believe small town—and getting out of the cruel big city.
Also: The book that captured Paris in the mid-1970s, and the downtown highway that could drive Hartford’s comeback.
The Connecticut capital has been using zoning and transit reforms to stage a downtown recovery. But there’s one big thing in the way: an aging interstate.