Special Reports

The Diagnosis

Exploring innovations in community health.

This project is supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Animals Week

Urban citizens of all species

Homeless in America

On June 28, CityLab is taking part in a national conversation about the homeless crisis, and possible solutions.

Neighbors Week

We’re all in this together.

The Presence of Justice

This project is supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge.

Bike Week

Urban life on two wheels

Travel Like You Live Here

Wonky locals show CityLab around their home turf.

Open Secrets

Revealing the invisible city


Stories about what, and who, makes cities run


Wasted spaces, wasted buildings, wasted efforts


Stories about places on the edge

City Makers: Getting to Work

What's next in workforce development

CityLab 2016

Urban solutions to global challenges, live from Miami


Digging in to what locals eat, and why

Eye on Rio

Stories from the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

Van Alen Sessions

A short-documentary series highlighting current debates about urban infrastructure


Urban life, in the first person

CityLab 2015

Urban solutions to global challenges, live from London

City Makers: Global Shifts

Dispatches from the front lines of urban innovation

The Highrise Report

Vertical living's past, present and future across the globe