CityLab

CityLab


All things urban, from The Atlantic.

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The most common residential floor plans in European cities offer a window into urban history and culture. In a special series, @FeargusOSull  explores the iconic home designs of four cities: Paris, Amsterdam, London, and Berlin. Read the collection:

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To understand the light rail boom, it helps to know how poorly the heavy rail systems of the 1960s and 1970s were perceived at the time, writes @mslaurabliss .

A different kind of wealth distribution in 17th-century Amsterdam paved the way for its iconic canal home design. @FeargusOSull  reports:

Even though they have been largely forgotten, the struggles with gentrification during the 1970s form a chapter in the history of urban transformation that has much to teach us. #citylabarchive 

Will developers start to copy the look of urban squatter and protest communities? #citylabarchive 

The actual profits that landlords make are significantly higher in poor neighborhoods, researchers found. #citylabarchive 

Baltimore's pioneering festival marketplace was among the most trendsetting urban attractions of the last 40 years. Now it's looking for a new place in a changed city. @E__McLeod  reports:

"How can someone genuinely care about solving city problems if they don't care enough to vote for city council?" asks @mollysturner . "That's why I've come up with five Urban Tech Table Stakes."

"The easiest and cheapest thing to do is drive just a little bit less. We could do that today," says Scott Goldstein, the policy director of @T4America . #citylabarchive 

What cities are building the most new housing? For cities that are trying to combat the affordable housing crisis—and especially if they are scrambling to keep up with an influx of new jobs—this spells trouble. #citylabarchive 

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Low-income Americans are more likely to live in housing that wastes energy, which saddles them with disproportionately high energy costs

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There are more gun dealers than grocery stores or coffee shops in the U.S.

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A universal basic income experiment in Stockton, California, is nearly halfway over. How has $500 a month affected the lives of 125 random residents? @ptsarahdactyl  reports:

D.C. punks lit up the façade of the Trump International Hotel with a basically legal, homegrown, historic protest

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Minimum-wage workers can only afford to rent a 1-bedroom apartment in 12 U.S. counties, total

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To fix its budget, D.C.'s Metro wants to slash service in poor, black neighborhoods

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Andrew Yang wants to fight suburban blight by repurposing dying malls, @kristoncapps  writes:

Here's how many hours you need to work at minimum wage to afford a 1-bedroom apartment

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Beyond Brussels: 8 other cities that have been attacked by terrorists this month

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