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.
Let one of America’s foremost designers of hound spaces lay out what works (and doesn’t).
The Magnetic Fields cellist Sam Davol applies insights about learning in public spaces, picked up on the road, to New York and beyond.
“I don’t want to presume that I'm bringing cultural equity that didn’t exist before,” says Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels, the curator of We Buy Gold.
Chef Massimo Bottura’s Refettorios will soon land in U.S. cities to fight food waste and isolation, thanks to a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.
A new documentary series celebrates regular folks interacting with data, but leaves some big questions answered.
A new book invites Seattle residents to conjure the haunts that have vanished.
A public art piece sponsored by Greenpeace addresses the fact that by 2050 plastics will clog the guts of virtually all seabirds.
In a new book, the writer Lauren Elkin excavates the female flâneur in Paris, Tokyo, New York, Venice, and London.
Why does school start so early? Blame 1970s planning.
CityLab investigated this workout showdown.
A design firm worked with residents of the Katrina-ravaged neighborhood to create a rare play space for kids and families.
Urban green space is a balm for all sorts of stuff. In a new book, The Nature Fix, Florence Williams makes the case for why we should all be spending more time outside.
An influx of partygoers presents tricky logistical questions for enclaves that see their numbers swell.
How did 18th-century urban dwellers make sense of their loud and stinky worlds? Historian Carolyn Purnell explains.
A new photography exhibit shows that being Muslim and being American are not mutually exclusive.