Emily Badger

When Armed Robbers Ruin a Brilliant Commuting Scheme

Turns out, the biggest risk to casual carpoolers in Oakland is not each other.

Would You Rather Pay Your Rent to a Bum Landlord or a Wall Street Investor?

The housing bust may have created a new kind of rental industry. Is that a good thing?

The Dramatically Uneven Spread of American Poverty

From one metropolitan area to the next.

Book Lovers Will Adore These Neat New Maps

Two ways to chart the connection between reading and place.

The Future of Personal Drone Navigation Is Here

For the particularly cartographically challenged.

The Problem With Living Wage Bills Aimed at Walmart

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray just vetoed a measure that would have effectively established two very different minimum wages in the city.

How to Prepare for Climate Change: Put Air Conditioning in Schools

Because an awful lot of them don't have it.

Why Wall Street Is Very, Very Angry at Richmond, California, Right Now

One town tries a radical plan to rescue its underwater homeowners.

Why Urban States Need Their Rural Counties

And vice versa.

Why Is Voter Turnout for Mayoral Elections Always So Abysmally Low?

At least this guy voted today in New York City.

The Strange Tale of an Uber Car Crash and What It Means for the Future of Auto Insurance

When you're hitching a ride with Uber, Sidecar, or Lyft, it's not always clear who's liable in the event of an accident.

A Succinct History of 220 Years of U.S. Population Growth, in 52 Seconds

An animation of western expansion.

These Spell-Binding Visualizations Map British Cities by Density

An interactive platform for urban data geeks or anyone who just wants to look at something pretty.

An App to Nab Jerks Who Illegally Use Disabled Parking

Your city could probably use your help.

What Every U.S. Family Really Needs for a Minimum Living Standard

It's time to recognize the importance of computers and the Internet.

Can Whole Foods Remake Itself in the Middle of a Food Desert?

The high-end grocer will move into one of Chicago's poorest neighborhoods.

Why the Size of Your City's Middle Class Matters Even if You're Not In It

Metros with large middle classes also have the most upward mobility for the poor.

Twitter Knows Which Parts of New York City Smell Bad

And other glimpses of the mood of the city.

Enough Already With the Avoid-The-Ghetto Apps

A bad idea that won't go away.