Emily Badger

This Is What Your Commute Would Look Like If You Had a 3D Scanner

It would be way more beautiful.

Proof the Voting Rights Act Has Helped Boost Black Political Representation

And that its impact has continued to this day.

An Ingenious Home Built to Battle Tornadoes

How to design disaster-proof places where people would actually want to live.

Have We Reached Peak Sprawl?

What Atlanta's shifting real estate landscape might mean for the future of the country.

When Are Micro-Apartments Just Way Too Micro?

The thin line between quaint and claustrophobic.

Should All New Homes Be Pre-Wired to Charge Electric Vehicles?

Palo Alto thinks so.

What the Rise of Technology Has to Do With the Decline of Driving

A lot.

Now Here's an Idea Well Worth Copying: 'LEED for Broadband'

If you're looking to launch a tech start-up in New York City, you'll want to check this first.

Talking About Climate Change in Terms of Its Impact on Your Favorite Things

New York. Paris. Bacon.

Careful Ladies. According to a Saudi Cleric, Driving Could Damage Your Ovaries

New logic from one of the country's most conservative "scholars."

The Awkward Ethics of Sharing

Some people just don't know how to share, let alone bike-share. So what do we do about them?

Enough Already With the Food Stamp Surfer

And the whole concept of legislating by ridiculous anecdote.

'If You Live Near Other People, You're Probably a Democrat. If Your Neighbors Are Distant, Republican'

The latest evidence of the political influence of density.

The Weird History Behind a Michigan Law Against Bumper Sticker Fraud

Are you really the proud parent of a kid at that school?

Dazzling Timelapse Videos of Millions of FourSquare Check-Ins

In six global cities.

A Ridiculous Number of Us Have No Clue How Much We Walk Every Day

Americans are also the worst at this.

How Banks Are Still Discriminating Against Minorities in the Foreclosure Crisis

They're doing a much better job of maintaining and marketing foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods.

Mapping the World's Mapmakers, in 65,000 Hues

A detailed picture of one million contributors – and what they've contributed – to OpenStreetMap.

Anatomy of a Public Space

Studying the role of shadow, sound, seating and more on Philadelphia's The Porch.