Emily Badger


The U.S. Simply Doesn't Have Enough Available Rental Housing, Whether You're Rich or Poor

Where do we house 10.3 million households living in extreme poverty?

Dirk Brockmann

We've Been Looking at the Spread of Global Pandemics All Wrong

Redrawn maps of the world's air-transport network could change the way we track disease from city to city.


Wanted: An App That Calculates Wait Times Straight to Your Airport Gate

A group of entrepreneurs are working on technology that could vastly improve the universally terrible experience of airports.


Delaying Car and Home Ownership Has Helped Millennials Dramatically Reduce Their Debt

Young Americans have been offloading debt at a much higher rate than older generations.


The Best Parking App We've Ever Seen

How risky is it to run inside for that cup of coffee without feeding the meter? SpotAgent will figure that out for you.


The Myth of the Commuting Criminal

Research has repeatedly shown that crime doesn't necessarily accompany transit, but that lingering fear still threatens new transportation projects.


What Food Desert Maps Get Wrong About How People Eat

Our understanding of food access seldom takes into account a key factor: mobility.

Jay Gordon

A Day in The Life of 3 Million London Commuters, in 1 Minute

Oyster-card data reveals both stark patterns in commuting behavior and land use.


Why Libraries Should Be the Next Great Start-Up Incubators

An old idea reinvented for the 21st century.


How We Feel About a Billboard Can Impact Our Driving

But not exactly in the way you might think.


How Flight Delays Spread From Airport to Airport Like a Disease

Air travel congestion can quickly spread from a few cities to a whole network.

Click that 'hood

This Name That Neighborhood Game Will Distract You All Afternoon

So you think you know your city?


Having Your Own Corner Office Is Like Living in Suburbia

How companies are (or should be) structured like cities.


Can You Build a Tech Ecosystem in a City with a Huge Digital Divide?

Access for all was one of the hot topics at The Atlantic's Start-Up City: Miami conference.

Kasia Cieplak-von Baldegg

How Does a City Known for Art and Design Turn Itself Into a Tech Hub?

Miami tries to figure that out.


The Geometry of Transit-Friendly Neighborhoods

We've got a "typology radar graph" for that.

Mark Headd

5 Ways of Visualizing Crime in Philly

This is what happens when a city releases its data.

Tania deLuzuriaga

Terrible Snowstorm Etiquette of the Day: The Preemptive Chair Strike

How not to save parking spots during a historic snowfall.


9 Steps Cities Must Take to Dramatically Cut Carbon Emissions

A very long, very bold to-do list for the next 20 years.