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.
In Episode 2 of our new podcast Technopolis, we take you on a tour of autonomous vehicles’ little-considered effects.
The casino mecca is piloting countless new technologies in public spaces in a bid to boost its smart-city brand. Worrying about the risks will come later.
In Episode 1 of our new podcast, we ask: Why did investors pour so much money into urban tech? And is all that venture capital good for the people in cities?
The podcast on how technology is disrupting, remaking, and sometimes overrunning our cities. Hosted by Molly Turner and Jim Kapsis.
There are no easy fixes, but there are some key investments and upgrades that keep things going when the weather gets rough.
Vashon Island is just a few miles from Seattle. But if a major earthquake hits, the community expects to feel a world away.
Affordable apartments near reliable public transportation aren’t always easy to find. As Seattle expands its Link light rail, the city has codified a solution.