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.

CityLab Daily: Elizabeth Warren’s Ambitious Fix for America’s Housing Crisis

Also: The Obama Library after Rahm Emanuel, and a look into the Museum of Broken Windows.

CityLab Daily: Why Affordable Housing Isn’t More Affordable

Also: Central Park’s hungry creatures of the night, and where environmental justice is threatened in the Carolinas.

CityLab Daily: When a Hospital Plays Housing Developer

Also: Judged in the court of public support, and the global mass transit revolution.

A judge in her robe sits at a desk facing two women whose backs are to the camera.

Judged in the Court of Public Support

Participants and graduation, instead of defendants and parole. Since April, Redmond, Washington’s, new community court has focused on assistance rather than punishment.

CityLab Daily: The Speedy Rise of Slow AVs

Also: A short guide to Tulsa’s $465 million park, and the toxic legacy of urban industry.

The Curse of America’s Illogical School-Day Schedule

It starts too early for teens’ sleep patterns, and ends too early for working parents. Does the country have to be stuck with it?

CityLab Daily: Do Businesses Need Rent Control?

Also: D.C.’s heated battle over tipped workers, and what Republican mayors said at the climate summit.

CityLab Daily: The Truth About the Urban-Rural Divide

Also: How Boston got its “T,” and remembering the “mother of all pandemics.”

CityLab Daily: Take a Trip to ‘Nostalgiaville’

Also: Doug Ford blows up Toronto’s city council, and another threat to Carolina’s lowcountry.

CityLab Daily: Why Do NIMBYs Hate Developers So Much?

Also: Hurricane Florence fueled a pop-up micro-economy, and the bodega signmakers of New York.

CityLab Daily: Why Won’t Ben Carson Confront Discrimination?

Also: Mapping the unequal burden of Hurricane Florence, and the trouble with TIF.

Construction site of Athletes' Village for Tokyo 2020 Olympic games.

What Will It Take to Make Buildings Carbon Neutral?

Last month, 19 cities signed a declaration to make all new buildings carbon neutral by 2030. So what happens next?

A family enjoy popsicles at Chicago's Navy Pier.

The Trouble With TIF

Cities love to use Tax Increment Financing to boost development. Should they?