Emily Badger

6 More U.S. Counties Are Now Majority-Minority

Welcome to your demographic future, Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Geography of Hunger in America

More kids live in food-insecure homes in Los Angeles than anywhere else in the United States.

Watch What Happens When You Track 493 People's Grocery Buying Habits

Researchers are using GPS devices to better understand where and how we get our food.

The Point of Crowdfunded Real Estate Isn't To Make Everyone Rich

A young idea gets a little bit older – and gets some critics.

Housing Discrimination Still Exists, in Deceptively Subtle Forms

How real estate and rental agents find ever-more subtle ways to keep a neighborhood white.

The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets

By 2031, one in five people living in America will be older than 65. But virtually none of our cities or suburbs were built with them in mind.

In 1961, Harvard Told Married Women They Probably Shouldn't Bother Studying Urban Planning

An amazing look back at an applicant's correspondence with the Graduate School of Design.

Visualizing the Stunning Growth of 8 Years of OpenStreetMap

Of course, these people know how to map their own mapping exploits.

5 Maps That Show How Divided America Really Is

Breaking down the country by income, inequality, poverty and education.

Every Library and Museum in America, Mapped

America's collection of museums and libraries is actually super impressive when you look at it on a map.

The Real Reason Cities Are Centers of Innovation

GDP and patents in cities usually grow at a faster rate than population. But why?

The Clean Air Act Actually Caused More Rain to Fall on Atlanta

Maybe Congress does control the weather?

Cool New Maps Illustrate a Day of Bus Travel Across Boston, by Speed

Clocking the metric that matters most to many commuters.

Where a Billion People Still Live Without Electricity

Many of them in urban areas.

What We Can Learn About a City by Mapping Its Parks

New data from the Trust for Public Land illuminates which neighborhoods offer excellent green space access ... and which really don't.

Cover Story Showdown: 'Time' vs. 'New York Times Magazine' on Chicago

Two national magazines take on dissecting the city in the same week. Who wrote it best?

What Military Commissaries Have in Common With Whole Foods

Niche grocery stores allow us to avoid interacting with people who are different from ourselves.

Science Needs Your Dead Cicadas

Researchers are looking for evidence of the environmental stress that comes from urbanization, and they need our help.

We're Building Giant Houses Again

The average single-family house built in 2012 was 2,505 square feet in size, just shy of the all-time high.