CityLab

CityLab


All things urban, from The Atlantic.

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The 150-year history of how a once-rural party became synonymous with density.

If you want your paycheck to stretch the furthest, what city should you live in?

"Given e-scooters' potential to improve urban mobility networks, acceptance would be a good thing," writes @DavidZipper .

Growing up amid the political conflict in Northern Ireland, a 16th-century map that blended real and mythical monsters spoke to my fears and fascinations, writes @Oniropolis . Read the latest essay in our #MapsThatMakeUs  series:

Skateboarders are influencing the way public spaces are designed and used, while building avenues to address social issues relating to education, addiction, and gender equality, writes @ChrisMLawton77 .

"Pop-up framing could allow a project or an idea to gain footing, and to show what's possible," says @culturehousebos  co-founder Aaron Greiner.

In today's #CityLabDaily : No matter if it’s online, on the road, or in a public meeting, there’s something about electric scooters that really gets people going. @DavidZipper  explores why. Not on our list? Subscribe:

In Los Angeles, the promise of a revitalized river has put neighborhoods such as Elysian Valley—a diverse, historically working-class community—in the real estate spotlight. A new study offers tips on how cities can build parks and prevent displacement.

Last call for submissions! Deadline is today. Is there a memorable map in your life? We want to hear about it! We'll be publishing a selection of reader-submitted essays in coming weeks.

Most serious urban violence is concentrated among less than 1 percent of a city’s population, writes Stephen Lurie. So why are we still criminalizing whole areas? #citylabarchive 

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

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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:

What's the deal With @AOC 's retro-style GND posters?

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

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By 2030, Paris wants to have 50 percent of the city covered by fully porous, planted areas, including anything from new parkland to green roofs.

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

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