It is difficult to say whether it's been six months or six years since CityLab became part of Bloomberg. Since March, our interactions with each other have been reduced to squares on a computer screen, and we have been excited for this day to arrive after much virtual planning. The features that we present today — and will continue to roll out over the next week — reflect the expertise of this staff across all things urban, from policy, housing and transit to culture, design and social justice. There could not be a more crucial time to dive into these issues, and we are incredibly fortunate to now have the expertise of reporters and editors who have been writing on these topics for years.
What will be different about the new CityLab? Well, aside from the new look we are introducing today, we plan to tap the knowledge of Bloomberg's 2,700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 bureaus worldwide. You'll also find CityLab on many more platforms, including Businessweek magazine, TV, radio, live events and videos. And we now have an expansive trove of data and analytics via the Bloomberg Terminal that will show up in our storytelling — readers have told us they want more data visualizations, and they will get them.