Emily Badger

MIT Senseable City Lab

How a System for Shared Taxi Rides Could Transform New York City

A totally optimized taxi network would produce 40 percent fewer trips.

Flickr user Dylan Passmore

America's Cities Are Still Too Afraid to Make Driving Unappealing

Tough policies are the ones that would truly change commuter habits, but we're barely seeing them.

Open Technology Institute

The Most Revealing Broadband Adoption Maps We've Ever Seen

In the era of Google Fiber, there's more reason than ever to confront America's digital divide.

Oxford Internet Institute

There Are More Wikipedia Articles About This One Small Part of the World Than the Rest of It Combined

The uneven geography of digital information.

Reuters

Sochi's Sobering Day After: Now What?

There's a broad consensus the city faces an unusually painful reckoning.

Shutterstock

The Future of Mapping Is Inside Your Home and Office

According to Google.

Flickr/Fuzzy Gerdes

The Commuting Penalty of Being Poor and Black in Chicago

Low-wage black workers have longer commutes than whites traveling to the same kinds of jobs.

Brookings

Why Income Inequality Is So Much Worse in Atlanta Than Omaha

A common problem with differing causes.

Selfiecity.net

A Hilarious Study of Selfie Photos in 5 Cities Around the World

Yes, there are regional differences to the form, and the expressions captured in them.

CityGOP.org

A Website That Wants to Help Republicans Win in Cities

A party without much urban infrastructure starts thinking about the future, from council races on up.

Google Street View

Animating New York's Building Boom With Google Street View

In GIFs.

Shutterstock

An App That Promises to Get You Out of Parking Tickets

Assuming you deserve to, that is.

Shutterstock

Why We Should be Worried About the Rapid Growth in Global Households

The sheer number of households on the planet is now rising much faster than the global population.

DDOT

Cities, Mapped by Their Snow Routes

Street grids of necessity.

Flickr/bfishadow

Seattle Now Has Its Very Own Tech Shuttle Protesters, Too

With a decidedly more anarchist bent.

Schema Design

What New York's Social Network Might Look Like If We Could Actually See It

A wild experiment in 3D data visualization.

Flickr/Generic Brand Productions

How the Post Office Could Save Itself by Helping the Poor

What if USPS offered the same services as check-cashing stores and payday lenders, only cheaper? A novel idea in a new white paper.

Reuters

We Finally Have Metro-Level Numbers From States That Refused the Medicaid Expansion, and They're Really Bad

More than 350,000 uninsured poor in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area alone are missing out on health coverage.

Mappable.info

3 Depressing GIFs That Illustrate Who's Failed by Public Transit

This is what a subway map looks like when you remove every stop that isn't wheelchair accessible.