A Boston nonprofit called CultureHouse is demonstrating how empty storefronts can be transformed into instant “social infrastructure.”
Supported by private philanthropy, the Workers Strength Fund is giving 500 gig workers in four cities $1,000 in no-strings-attached cash.
As more cities adopt a controversial scooter tracking system pioneered by Los Angeles, concerns about rider data privacy are spreading.
With 25,000 students and the nation’s highest transportation costs, the Boston Public School District needed a better way to get kids to class.
Flint, Michigan, offered a devastating lesson in how state takeover of a city can fail. Agency control—“de-municipalization”—is a better idea.
A first-of-its-kind law will give the city data on small businesses fleeing the city as retail rents skyrocket. But skeptics fear that won’t be enough.
Google sibling company Sidewalk Labs has revealed its master plan for the controversial Quayside waterfront development—and it’s a lot bigger.
The vacation rental industry is mired in claims that it harms neighborhoods and housing markets. Can a nonprofit co-op make the tourist trend a community asset?
Smart cities are efficient, but tech can’t account for human emotion. In the Mission District of San Francisco, officials are learning to bridge the gap.
After a criticized first installment, the city's design competition has a wider talent pool and a fairer distribution of commissions to redesign urban sites.
To reimagine its largest public space, the Swiss city of Lausanne organized a citywide consultation and workshop that asked: Just who is the public?
This collective fundraising technique can help defuse anti-cyclist sentiment before it dooms protected bike lanes and other new infrastructure.
In spring 2018, news of the water crisis in South Africa ricocheted around the world—then the story disappeared. So what happened?
The inaugural WRI Ross Prize for Cities goes to SARSAI, a program that makes streets safer for children in Dar es Salaam and other African cities.
States with stricter gun-control laws have fewer homicides, especially when they’re used in combination, according to a new study.
The San Pedro Creek Culture Park stands to be a transformative project for nearby neighborhoods. To fight displacement, the city is creating a risk mitigation fund.
In episode 4 of the podcast Technopolis, we consider how energy storage could change everything about how we turn on the lights and get around town.
Watch CityLab’s event in Washington, D.C.
On Episode 3 of the podcast Technopolis, we wrestle with the legacy of Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb on how startups engage with government.
In Pune, refurbished buses offer something that many local women need: a clean, safe place to use the restroom away from home.