A new exhibition highlights the curious potential of sounds that are tempting to ignore.
A citizen’s guide to wacky schemes, from impromptu hot tubs to “birthday parties.”
Author Richard Louv invites us to imagine a future filled with urban parks, greenery, and gardens.
A new podcast and documentary take stock of individual choices against the backdrop of immense, looming threats.
The retail giant is slashing membership fees for families on federal welfare.
These eight bookshops are the some of the best places to get your nerd on.
The best thing about biking to work has nothing to do with exercise, the environment, or saving money. It’s all about the chance to unplug.
A public health campaign is partnering with local officials to bring down skin cancer rates by installing dispensers around public pools and beaches.
I’m 26 and I can’t ride a bike, so I’m starting at step one.
Bay Area bike pros explain how to save your ride from being picked apart like a free Thanksgiving turkey.
We spoke with a riding instructor for advice on how to navigate the city streets with confidence.
In the age of on-demand food, is a restaurant more than a brand?
To serve neighborhoods, they need to work together.
Experts in both fields weigh in on how the Fearless Girl statue illustrates—and collapses—the distinctions.
CityLab is shopping for real estate in made-up places.
Does that birdhouse filled with paperbacks on your block represent an adorable neighborhood amenity or the “corporatization of literary philanthropy”?
Generations have lived and worked in the White Building in Cambodia’s capital. Now, they’re looking for a way to stem the tide of redevelopment that would push them out.
To close out National Poetry Month, we rounded up poems that translate gentrification and the housing crisis into personal terms.
Is it possible to move through a smart city undetected?
For locals, the urban amusement park season starts months before summer’s peak.