Chinese authorities have long sought to sway Hong Kongers, but more and more, residents of the city see it as being distinct from the mainland.
The company promoted its TV show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with a day of throwback 1959-style prices in Los Angeles. What could go wrong?
In the U.S., getting to the beach usually means driving. But some sandy shores can still be reached by train, subway, and bus.
In El Paso, we call it the Rio Grande; our neighbors in Juárez know it as Río Bravo. It’s supposed to be a national border, but the river had its own ideas.
France has a long history of using official institutions to protect the French language from outside influence. Still, English keeps working its way in.
In the 1970s, the signature fat-tired mobility mode of beach towns managed to turn vacationers into bicycle riders.
A new study measures innovation and shows that when found in rural areas, it is tied to significant presence of the creative class.
After Superstorm Sandy, New York City’s oceanfront neighborhood got a boost of investment. But that hasn’t stopped the waves from stealing the beach.
Want to understand how public meetings work, the power of place-based branding, and why bad mayors keep getting re-elected? Look no further than Amity Island.
The changes to the “public charge” rule fit into a long history of attempting to restrict immigration based on race and ethnicity.
To address rodent-related concerns, it’s useful to know how rats travel. Genetic testing might hold some answers.
Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House and Cherríe Moraga’s Native Country of the Heart reveal the oft-overlooked daily life that fuels two storied cities.
The legacy of hippie Woodstock is the modern music-festival economy: materialist, driven by celebrities and social media, and increasingly urban.
Each summer on Martha's Vineyard, year-round residents and seasonal workers struggle to find affordable housing amid the island’s luxury real estate.
“Wealth work” is one of America’s fastest growing industries. That’s not entirely a good thing.
SoulCycle investor Stephen Ross faces criticism for hosting a Trump fundraiser. But he also funds sustainability research and urban mobility. It's complicated.
At the end of World War II, Kokura, Japan, escaped nuclear destruction not once, but twice. Every August, the modern city’s residents mark the anniversary.
For generations in Southern California, the Thomas Guide led drivers through the streets of Los Angeles. Now apps do that. Did something get lost along the way?
Introducing a new CityLab series of personal essays on the power of maps in shaping our private and public lives.
Fifty years ago, the Beatles crossed Abbey Road. The iconic album cover created the world’s most famous crosswalk, and a traffic nuisance that endures today.
Flint, Michigan, offered a devastating lesson in how state takeover of a city can fail. Agency control—“de-municipalization”—is a better idea.