A "Virginia is for Amazon Lovers" sign at an HQ2 press conference

Mayors Should Take a Stand Against a Future Amazon HQ2

Calling on federal government to regulate economic incentives is a cop-out. It’s time for America’s big cities and mayors to stand up to companies like Amazon.

Buying ice cream from an ice cream truck.

The Discrimination Muslim Women Face: Lessons for City Planning Outreach

It’s not just hate crimes. Muslim women in Dearborn, Michigan, say they face subtle and non-subtle discrimination while going about their daily activities.

Spain Wants to Ban Cars in Dozens of Cities, and the Public’s on Board

As Madrid bans cars in the city center, the national government plans to do the same in more than 100 other places. A new survey suggests broad support across the country.

A woman wheels a baby stroller onto a New Jersey Transit train at Penn Station.

Parents, Have You Lived Without a Car? Tell Us Your Stories.

We want to hear about getting around car-free in your city.

A temporary housing prototype

How Temporary Tiny Homes Could Solve Dutch Cities’ Housing Crises

As the Netherlands struggles to keep pace with its need for new homes, many cities like Rotterdam have sprouted temporary micro-neighborhoods.

A photo of vacant storefronts in the historic mining town of Superior, Arizona.

What About the Cities Amazon Forgot?

A pair of experts from the Brookings Institution talk about how to bridge the growing economic gulf between America’s coastal boomtowns and the rest.

A photo of attendees at the Philadelphia On the Table event.

Philadelphia's Secret Ingredient for More Civic Engagement: a Lot of Food

The Knight Foundation’s “On the Table” series mixes eating and grantmaking with community discussion. Come hungry: It lasts all day.

A photo of a resident of Community First Village, a tiny-home community for people who were once living in homelessness, outside of Austin, Texas.!

Austin's Fix for Homelessness: Tiny Houses, and Lots of Neighbors

Community First! Village’s model for ending homelessness emphasizes the stabilizing power of social connections.

How One City Kickstarted the Ozone’s Recovery

In 1987, two dozen countries agreed to take steps to protect the atmosphere. For Irvine, California, that wasn't enough.

Local governments are using smart speakers like Amazon's Alexa to answer basic questions about the city.

Have a Question About Your City? Ask Alexa

As smart speakers grow in popularity, cities see them as an easy way to connect people to services and information.

Traffic on Paris's Champs-Elysees.

France Plans Congestion Pricing for Big Cities

A new bill would let cities charge drivers for using the road. Will local governments jump at the chance?

Reconstructing Hurricane Harvey to Find Its Overlooked Victims

Will Houston’s data-driven approach help it distribute recovery funds more fairly?

A Step-by-Step Guide for Fixing Badly Planned American Cities

An excerpt from Jeff Speck’s Walkable City Rules, a step-by-step guide to fixing America’s cities and towns.

Why Does London Have So Much Empty Space?

Vacant properties add up to more than eight times the size of Central Park. The city could do more to encourage short-term uses of these spaces.

CityLab Daily: Some Rural Areas Are Better for Economic Mobility

Also: How to fix Bronx bus service, and detecting tsunamis before it’s too late.

Indonesian tsunami damage

Can We Detect Tsunamis Before It’s Too Late?

Even the world’s best system “is really not a technological solution to the problem of a near-field tsunami.”

‘Startup in Residence' Builds a Bridge Between Tech and City Hall

A four-month program that started in San Francisco is now helping entrepreneurs across the nation tap into the $400 billion gov-tech industry.

CityLab Daily: Billionaire Philanthropists Won’t Save Us

Also: The man behind the scooter revolution, and the comeback of the mid-sized city.

Implicit Bias Isn't Discrimination. But It Leads to It

To make a real difference, think policies, not thought training.

CityLab Daily: Can Cleveland Reinvent Its Historic Mall for Changing Times?

Also: Say goodbye to Confederate Avenue, and some rural counties are seeing a job boom.