Emily Badger

Chris Coleman

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

It would be way more beautiful.

Reuters

Proof the Voting Rights Act Has Helped Boost Black Political Representation

And that its impact has continued to this day.

Q4 Architects

An Ingenious Home Built to Battle Tornadoes

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

Shutterstock

Have We Reached Peak Sprawl?

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

Reuters

When Are Micro-Apartments Just Way Too Micro?

The thin line between quaint and claustrophobic.

Reuters

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

Palo Alto thinks so.

Flickr/davitydave

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

A lot.

Shutterstock

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.

WhatILove.org

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

New York. Paris. Bacon.

Reuters

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

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

Flickr/Mr. T in DC

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?

Fox News screen grab

Enough Already With the Food Stamp Surfer

And the whole concept of legislating by ridiculous anecdote.

Conor Sen

'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.

Flickr/Cyclelicious

The Weird History Behind a Michigan Law Against Bumper Sticker Fraud

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

FourSquare

Dazzling Timelapse Videos of Millions of FourSquare Check-Ins

In six global cities.

Flickr/KOMUnews

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

Americans are also the worst at this.

National Fair Housing Alliance

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.

MapBox and Eric Fischer

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

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

University City District

Anatomy of a Public Space

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