Krutika Pathi, CityLab

Krutika Pathi


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Krutika:

Rethinking Homeless Shelters From the Ground Up

One nonprofit wants to reward results, and change the funding model in the process. → Read More

Student Pen-Pals Anthologize Their Lives in a Divided Chicago

Collected in a new book, a series of dispatches between Chicago teens spotlights conversations that look beyond their differences. → Read More

How Texting Helped Build a Better Community in Brownsville

As cities make their data more transparent and accountable, this project in New York found one way to use technology to engage the residents in the planning process—by prompting locals to text in ideas. → Read More

Students Document Immigrant Life in the Bronx

These photos, taken by middle- and high-school students, reveal glimpses of the contributions immigrants make in their community in the South Bronx. → Read More

In a New Film, a Bulgarian Village Debates Whether It Should Embrace Refugees

A new documentary, The Good Postman, dives into local electoral politics and reflects back a much larger, more global dialogue around the refugee crisis. → Read More

New York Is Joining the Push for Free Sunscreen Dispensers

A public health campaign is partnering with local officials to bring down skin cancer rates by installing dispensers around public pools and beaches. → Read More

India's Energy Landscape Is Almost too Hard to Keep up With

The country has a surplus of coal, and solar prices are plummeting. Is this the key to making electricity accessible? → Read More

Todd Webb's Photos Capture Charismatic Post-War NYC

An exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York revisits Todd Webb’s fond lens on Manhattan. → Read More

The Clash Over Confederate Monuments in New Orleans Is Intensifying

Photojournalist Abdul Aziz is on the ground as demonstrations escalate. → Read More

Chicago Tries to Change an Old Grocery Store Habit

New research shows that an added charge is nudging consumer habits. → Read More

China's Xiongan New Area Might Be a Costly Ghost Town

The Xiongan New Area has been positioned as the cure for Beijing’s rising sprawl and congestion. But will it really be a workable solution, or just a new host to existing problems? → Read More

Can a Walled-Off Museum Actually Make Art More Accessible?

While the Philadelphia Museum of Art undergoes some serious construction, a design firm has come up with a beautifully clever solution to hide it: a 450-foot wall decorated with replicated works. → Read More

Naturally Resilient Communities' Online Urban Toolkit

This new online resource showcases how communities across the country have successfully mitigated the effects of extreme weather by relying on green infrastructure. → Read More

Google Street View Cars Are Helping Scientists Spot Methane Leaks

In a new collaboration, the tech giant is sniffing out emissions in a handful of American cities. → Read More

It Could Take American Women Another 42 Years to Close the Wage Gap

Women workers in some U.S. states might not achieve wage equality until the 22nd century, new research suggests. → Read More

'Metropolis' Photographs the Soul of Megacities

This photographer embarked on a quest to commemorate the souls of 22 bustling cities. → Read More

How Cities Shaped Our Bones

The archeologist and author Brenna Hassett explains how cities shaped our skeletons. → Read More

Designs to Invite Torontonians to the Wintry Beach

A Toronto design competition invites an unlikely urban activity—going to the beach during the chilly off-season. → Read More

This Is What Happens When Silicon Valley Takes on the Burger

The vegan patty is now in restaurants in three U.S. cities, and it could be the next step in nudging die-hard meat fans toward more sustainable fare. → Read More

mRelief Uses Text Messages to Ease Access to SNAP Benefits

In five minutes, mRelief helps users learn whether they qualify, and what to do next. → Read More