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.
What would society be like if health insurers and public bodies invested as much in encouraging social encounters as exercise and good diet?
“Often, lonely people long to be noticed by another person who says, ‘I see you.’” That’s where Sidewalk Talk comes in.
One chart shows which cities do best when it comes to biking, walking, or taking public transit to work.
The financial crisis brought (literally) darker times to parts of Athens. Now one neighborhood is fighting to bring light back to the streets.
By analyzing collections at natural history museums, researchers revisited 135 years of industry.
In the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, the anonymous collective Massa Crítica pressured the government to construct hundreds of kilometers of bike lanes. But it wasn’t easy.
Americans are moving less than ever, but that fact masks a deep divide between the affluent and the disadvantaged.
A U.K. study finds a clear connection between density and obesity—and even rural areas fare better than suburban ones.
In Dalton, Georgia, more than two-thirds of jobs are at risk for automation, according to a new analysis.
Mayors, state lawmakers, and carriers can’t agree on who gets to regulate the deployment of next-gen wireless technology—and it’s crucial for the future of smart cities.
New Orleans’ water infrastructure needs a lot of work. In the meantime, some residents are taking a new street-level approach to dealing with a deluge.
The authors of Faster, Smarter, Greener talk about the technologies that will revolutionize how we get around cities.
In nearly every corner of the city, particulate matter levels far exceed the limits set by the World Health Organization.
A new film highlights a pioneering lighting project in historic Cartagena.
For all the talk of the “rise of the rest,” investment in high-tech startups is clustered in the Bay Area, and the New York- Boston-Washington Corridor.
A new report argues that the urban canopy should be considered—and funded—as a part of a city’s public health infrastructure.
Any city with data initiatives faces the same questions: How much information should the government release, and in what form? Seattle’s proactive but cautious approach could provide the answer.
If you live in a mid-sized city like Akron, the battles over Airbnb and Uber have likely had little impact on your life.
Jean‑Louis Missika, deputy mayor of Paris, talks about his passion project—a design competition for underutilized spaces—and why he believes shared spaces are the future of the city.
The architect Neave Brown has won the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for the extraordinary public housing he designed in London in the 1960s and ’70s, setting a standard not matched since.
In our increasingly unequal cities, inclusion is good for growth, and growth is good for inclusion. Two new reports show how it can be done.