Emily Badger

NHC

Where Working Households Are Struggling the Most to Pay Their Rent

More than a quarter of America's working renter households now spend a majority of their income on rent.

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Telling the Story of Inequality on Public Transit, With Maps

A mash-up of poverty rates and transit quality from San Francisco.

nytimes.com

The Non-Evolution of The New York Times #HipsterRead

A brave journey into The Grey Lady's archives.

Urban Institute

Why Segregation Is Bad for Everyone

Even wealthy people in the suburbs.

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Has the Christian Church Forgotten Its Urban Roots?

Two pastors make the case that American Christians need to shed their "anti-urban bias" before their religion becomes marginalized.

Noah Veltman

A History Tour of San Francisco's Street Names

Click on a street in this delightful interactive map, and a history lesson pops up.

Google Earth

DIY Mapping Goes Mainstream

Some of the best images on Google Earth, brought to you by random people.

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We Could Be Doing Something Useful With the Energy Under Our Feet

Some surprisingly not-so-unrealistic plans to capture unused energy all around us.

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What an Urban Planner Should Look Like in the Internet Age

As digital and physical worlds move ever closer together, cities need architects expert in both buildings and information.

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Could Your Smartphone Help Police Track Gunfire?

Researchers develop an add-on to the Android that can pinpoint the location of shooters.

Reuters

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx Tapped to Head the Department of Transportation

Finally, a replacement for Ray LaHood.

rightsizeparking.org

Mapping the Subtle Science of Parking Demand

The Seattle region pioneers a way to calculate just the right amount of parking.

FXFOWLE Archtiects

The Payphone of the Future Is Calling

Ideas for radical reinventions that would make the obsolete technology useful again.

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Researchers Can Tell How Healthy Your Neighborhood Is From Your Facebook Page

Tracking obesity rates based on your interest in outdoor fitness, health and wellness, and television.

Reuters

The Best Idea Yet To Get People to Curb Their Junk Food Consumption

Are you listening, Mayor Bloomberg?

Scott Page

Stunning Laser Scans That Could Help Us Reuse Aging Buildings Better

No, these are not renderings.

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Expensive Cities Are Even Worse for the Poor Than You Think

How high-income cities make groceries for the low-income more expensive, too.

Watch Rio Erase and Rebuild Its Entire Waterfront in 3 Minutes

Urban planning porn for advocates of highway demolition.

Reuters

Is Your City Getting in the Way of Your Social Life?

Measuring the "social interaction potential" of place.