CityLab

CityLab


All things urban, from The Atlantic.

244513 followers  •  841 follow  •    •   http://t.co/RyYI3KyRXc

For 50 years, UCLA professor Donald Shoup has been trying to get people to admit that there’s no such thing as free parking. Is the world finally ready to listen? (via @BW )

Some 450 miles east of Moscow, a park-building revolution is transforming this Russian city

Beneath the elegant homes of Washington, D.C., lies an affordable housing option: the English basement

Big Van Gogh has emerged as a multi-million-dollar live event opportunity. But do the exhibitions live up to the hype?

Do you get our daily newsletter? Read our latest edition and subscribe

Extreme heat is the most intimate and universal threat. With more mass-casualty heat waves, cities around the world are investing in infrastructure and adopting practices to defend against an unfamiliar climate

"The gecekondu is something so tied to the history of urbanization in Turkey that you can't distinguish the building from the process itself." #citylabarchive 

The most dangerous type of particulate air pollution, known as PM2.5, is on track to cost the average person 2.2 years. For people in the most polluted places, the cost would be far greater

The same policies that tackle climate change could add years back to our lives, a new analysis finds

Loading
Loading

Barcelona is now warning landlords to fill vacant rental units with tenants or the government will take over their properties

An estimated 27% of adults in the U.S. missed their rent or mortgage payment for July. That’s probably going to be worse in August.

1/ When people moved out of expensive cities, where did they go? A year of migration data reveals trends and interesting surprises:

Barcelona is now warning landlords to fill vacant rental units with tenants or the government will take over their properties

We only know many of the lurid details about the massive tragedy in Tulsa because of a Black woman named Mary E. Jones Parrish. Her book, "Events of the Tulsa Disaster," published in 1922, tells her own story along with eyewitness accounts

tweet picture

“To say that a rule that requires cities to analyze segregation would ‘destroy the suburbs’ is as close as you can get to an endorsement of racial segregation without actually saying the words, " said @ShamusRoller  , executive director of the @NHLP 

tweet picture

1/ After a local campaign pressured Airbnb to take aggressive action for the week of inauguration and FBI intelligence warned of armed demonstrations in 50 states and D.C., Airbnb announced a new policy Wednesday

This election is like no other — and cities are preparing for the worst. A number of major U.S. cities are taking steps to avoid widespread voter intimidation and civil unrest ahead of Election Day.

1/ Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has unveiled legislation that offers billions in federal dollars for cities willing to demolish urban highways that razed or divided neighborhoods decades ago.

The Minneapolis police department has been making an average of 80% fewer traffic stops each week since May 25, the day of George Floyd’s death.

Loading
Loading