Special Reports

Beach Week

Where the water meets the city.

The Maps That Make Us

Personal essays about the power of maps in shaping our lives.

Building Bauhaus

Founded by Walter Gropius in Germany in 1919, the Bauhaus art school influenced modern design and architecture—shaping our homes and our cities to this day.

CityLab University

CityLab University is a resource for understanding some of the most important concepts related to cities and urban policy.

Finding Community

Where do we make connections in the new world order?

Room to Grow

Raising tiny humans in the city.

This project is supported by funding from the Bernard van Leer Foundation.


Documenting a movement across the Atlanta region to form new cities.

Public Access

CityLab shares its favorite videos—old and new, serious and nutty—that tell a story about place.

Seoul Stories

The human side of South Korea’s high-technology society

Data City

What becomes of new digital information.

This project is supported by funding from Esri.

Cities on Fire 1968

Urban America After MLK

The Kids' Zone

Stories about growing up in the 21st century city.

This project is supported by funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

City Capital

Exploring collaborations between local government and business.

This project is supported by funding from Mastercard.

Superstorm Sandy: 5 Years Later

In partnership with Climate Desk, CityLab is looking at problems, solutions, and lessons learned.

CityLab Paris

Coverage from the annual convening for urban leaders.

30 Days to CityLab Paris

Themes from the 2017 convening for urban leaders. Follow along as we count down to October 22 through 24, and visit CityLab.com to watch updates from the event via the live stream. Twitter hashtag: #CityLabParis.