American landlords derive more profit from renters in low-income neighborhoods

American landlords derive more profit from renters in low-income neighborhoods, researchers Matthew Desmond and Nathan Wilmers find. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 1 day ago

CityLab Daily: Why Can’t We Close the Racial Wealth Gap?

Also: Baltimore’s cannabis stalemate, and why the water sector needs more women leaders. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 1 day ago

For Weed Arrests in Baltimore, It’s Catch-and-Release Season

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's office won't prosecute cannabis possession charges. But police still make arrests, creating a "catch-and-release" situation. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 1 day ago

Why the Water Sector Needs More Women Leaders

Researchers have found that water systems are more efficient when women get involved in the decision-making. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 1 day ago

Why Can’t We Close the Racial Wealth Gap?

Most scholars say that historic factors, from slavery to redlining, built the vast gulf between black and white households. But some say that income inequality is what feeds it now. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 2 days ago

Photographing Istanbul’s Charming Painted Signs

Captured in a new book, they serve as a delightful snapshot into the city’s recent history. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 2 days ago

Understanding the New Mormon Temple in Rome

There's no signature style, but some features, like high white walls and a golden angel statue, appear again and again. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 2 days ago

CityLab Daily: Housing Exploitation Is Rife in Poor Neighborhoods

Also: The library’s hidden bias, and the perfect price for transportation. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 2 days ago

Why the Poor Effectively Pay More for Housing

American landlords derive more profit from renters in low-income neighborhoods, researchers Matthew Desmond and Nathan Wilmers find. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 2 days ago

Amsterdam's Plan: If You Buy a Newly Built House, You Can't Rent It Out

In an effort to make housing more affordable, the Dutch capital is crafting a law that says anyone who buys a newly built home must live in it themselves. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 3 days ago

MapLab: San Francisco at Scale

A biweekly tour of the ever-expanding cartographic landscape. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 3 days ago

CityLab Daily: Should Government Agencies Leave Capital Cities?

Also: The limits of the “great crime decline,” and a review of New York’s “Vessel.” | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 3 days ago

Should Government Agencies Move Out of Capital Cities?

The state plans to relocate its Division of Motor Vehicles from state capital Raleigh to boost lagging Rocky Mount. Can this be a national model for easing the urban-rural divide? | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 3 days ago

Amsterdam Wants to Stop People From Renting Out New Homes

In an effort to make housing more affordable, the Dutch capital is crafting a law that says anyone who buys a newly built home must live in it themselves. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 3 days ago

The Troubling Limits of the 'Great Crime Decline'

The big gains made in reducing urban violence are unsustainable if we fail to appreciate how we got here, and why we must go much further. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 4 days ago

Cities Deserve Better Than These Thomas Heatherwick Gimmicks

The kind of developments that his structures brand appear playful but are actually loci for a queasy mix of distraction and surveillance, places that promise cheerful hi-jinx but which enforce consumption-driven regimentation on their users. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 4 days ago

CityLab Daily: What If the IRS Helped Pay Your Rent?

Also: The inequality of America’s parks, and a race against D.C.’s streetcar. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 4 days ago

Cory Booker and Kamala Harris Want a Monthly IRS Tax Credit for Rent

2020 Democratic Party hopefuls Cory Booker and Kamala Harris are planning bills that may create a tax credit for housing assistance. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 4 days ago

Is Our Green Future Battery-Powered Cities?

In episode 4 of the podcast Technopolis, we consider how energy storage could change everything about how we turn on the lights and get around town. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 4 days ago

The Inequality of America’s Parks and Green Space

Higher income and education levels are positively and significantly associated with access to green space, a new study of 10 U.S. metro areas finds. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 5 days ago

Why Wayne Messam Wants to Go From Florida Mayor to POTUS

Miramar, Florida Mayor Wayne Messam just announced he’s launching an exploratory committee to run for president. Here’s where he stands on the issues. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 5 days ago

Local Ideas on Economic Inequality: Watch the CityLab Live Stream

Watch CityLab’s event in Washington, D.C. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 5 days ago

Think You’re Faster Than the D.C. Streetcar? Think Again.

Streetcars aren't known for their speed. So we were pretty confident we could beat the beast—on foot. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 5 days ago

Kamala Harris's $15 Million Proposal to Fix Local Government Tech

A new bill proposal allots $15 million to help local governments modernize their digital services. Is this the lifeline cities need? | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 5 days ago

CityLab Daily: Did Amazon Overpromise?

Also: The power of privileged neighborhoods, and the women of the Bauhaus. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 5 days ago

To Dismantle Inequality, Focus on ‘Advantaged’ Neighborhoods

A new study shows that growing up in an affluent neighborhood brings “compounding privileges”—especially for white residents. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 6 days ago

Reading Bauhaus: 7 Books to Mark a Modernist Milestone

A roundup of reads to mark the 100th birthday of history's most influential art and design school. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 8 days ago

The Women of the Bauhaus

Walter Gropius’s lofty rhetoric about equality fell short of the essentialist differences that the art school’s founders perceived between the sexes (and imposed on women at the school). | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 8 days ago

In Nashville, Will Amazon Overpromise and Under-Deliver?

That's the question advocates are asking thanks to new salary data. And they hope unanswered questions will stall approvals for the new campus. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 8 days ago

Why Berlin Is Giving Women a Discount on Public Transit

The Frauenticket offers a discount that reflects the gender pay gap. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 8 days ago

Atlanta’s Big Transit Vote Is a Referendum on Race

Changing suburban demographics and politics may decide the Georgia capital's transportation future. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 8 days ago

CItyLab Daily: What Fare Is Fair?

Also: Manhattan’s opulent new mini-city, and how density can deter growth. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 8 days ago

To Avoid Climate Disaster, Urban Transportation Must Change, Now

Cities have a key role to play in confronting climate change, and it starts taking back the streets from the private car. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 8 days ago

Watch Bike Advocates Vent About the Silliest Anti-Bike Lane Arguments

A new video from Streetfilms highlights the head-scratching attacks employed by bike-lane foes. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 8 days ago

How Atlanta Learned to Love (Or at Least Respect) Marcel Breuer

Marcel Breuer's 1966 Whitney Museum was one of his finest works. The Bauhaus-trained designer would bring something similar to the South just before his death. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 8 days ago

Inside Hudson Yards, Manhattan’s Opulent New Mini-City

New York's new mega-development, with luxe skyscrapers, a high-end mall, and the interactive sculpture "Vessel," has opened. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 8 days ago

In Need of Housing, Barcelona Fines Landlords For Long-Vacant Buildings

The massive fines levied against the investment funds have been interpreted as a “declaration of war” from Mayor Ada Colau, who wants more affordable housing. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 8 days ago

How Density Can Deter Growth in America’s Largest Metros

A new report examines why the largest U.S. metros actually face population decline. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 9 days ago

What the Youth Climate Strikers Want to Change

Four participants in the Youth Climate Strike movement tell us what's important to them. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 9 days ago

CityLab Daily: How Did Duke Doom Durham’s Light Rail?

Also: Milwaukee’s “sewer socialists,” and the affordable home crisis continues. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 9 days ago

There’s No Such Thing as a Perfectly Fair Transit Fare

New York City’s monthly pass hike reveals that the value of a bus or subway ride depends on who’s riding. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 9 days ago

Unpacking Tel Aviv’s White City

When the city began to fully embrace its decaying Bauhaus architecture in the '80s, it de-emphasized the styles that came before which were more in touch with Tel Aviv's Arab/Palestinian roots. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 9 days ago

The Bauhaus in the Age of Frictionless Design

The slick new Kaplan Institute at Chicago’s IIT is a direct descendant of the Bauhaus. It is also, in some ways, everything the Bauhaus was not. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 9 days ago

New York City Looks to Eliminate Hidden Bail Fees

As they await statewide action to eliminate cash bail, city council members look to reduce the financial burden on families of incarcerated people. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 9 days ago

A Modernist Gas Station With a New Purpose

It’s a perfectly Miesian second act for something built for utility. Residents in Montreal's Nuns' Island quickly took to the building’s unusual organization upon its reopening. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 10 days ago

How Did Duke Doom Durham’s Light Rail?

After 20 years of planning, Duke University torpedoed the Research Triangle's signature transit project. What went wrong? | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 10 days ago

The Affordable Home Crisis Continues, But Bold New Plans May Help

Wyoming Fares Best; Nevada the Worst. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 10 days ago

Who Were Milwaukee’s ‘Sewer Socialist’ Mayors?

The city stands apart for electing three socialist mayors, but their work on infrastructure, parks, and housing looks much like what’s expected of mayors today. | Continue reading


@citylab.com | 10 days ago