A summer of drought and devastating fires has demonstrated the dangers of allowing residential developments to sprawl ever farther into wild, natural environments.
Yesterday   CityLab
A new online interactive project allows new access to the history of Manhattan before Dutch settlers began taking residence on the island in 1609
4 days ago   CityLab
A new argument has appeared in the ongoing debate about parking requirements. A university in a college town objected to reduced parking requirements on the grounds that it would make the city too attractive to developers.
6 days ago   CityLab
A quick look at a real-time map of air pollution around the world shows how much healthier the air in the United States is than in China.
Sep 27, 2015   CityLab
After billionaire landlord Dan Gilbert commissioned a mural, less-legal works in Fairey's style began showing up around the city. Detroit's case against the artist brings gentrification's ironies into focus.
Sep 22, 2015   CityLab
A new law makes it impossible for property owners delinquent on their property taxes to bid in a foreclosure auction to keep their homes. Larger, commercial interests are benefitting from the change.
Sep 21, 2015   CityLab
The latest in CityLab's chronological explorations of multi-modal infrastructure examines the rise of bikeshare into a global and ubiquitous phenomenon.
Sep 6, 2015   CityLab
New research examines the role of public investments in gentrification.
Sep 3, 2015   CityLab
Jeff Speck and Spencer Boomhower created a video to illustrate how road diets work.
Sep 1, 2015   CityLab
The piece begins not in New York but three thousand miles west in Seattle with Janette Sadik-Khan explaining how she triumphed over auto interests by taking back precious road space and returning it to the people in the form of plazas and bike lanes.
Aug 30, 2015   CityLab
When it comes to the Census, the term "alternative transportation" makes perfect sense. Eric Jaffe looks at the 15 metropolitan areas with the lowest auto commuting and describes the most popular alternatives.
Aug 21, 2015   CityLab