Sam Sturgis

What You Can Learn Watching the Movements of an Entire Public Transportation System

An open-source, animated map features 249 global mass transit networks.

What It's Like to Drone Over Buenos Aires

Zip through the skies of the Argentine capital with this new short film.

Mass Flooding Exposes Nairobi's Outdated Drainage Infrastructure

A recent downpour exposes how inadequate the burgeoning city’s drain network actually is.

India's Ancient Railways Meet High-Tech Scheduling

Google Transit’s new e-scheduling service fits with India’s digital-foward plans. But the nation’s transportation infrastructure needs to catch up.

As Diplomatic Negotiations Go Forward, a New Tehran Emerges

The Iranian capital is embracing a more global approach to urbanism, from arts to architecture.

For Better Health, Shop With a Grocery List

Pittsburgh shoppers that used pre-planned lists saw a drop in weight and had more nutritious diets, according to new research.

African Cities Are Discovering Themselves

The upcoming film Afripedia showcases the strengths and chaos of an urbanizing Africa.

The Protests in Tel Aviv and Baltimore Are Not the Same

Violence disrupted an anti-racism demonstration in Tel Aviv this weekend. But comparisons to Baltimore miss the mark.

Build Your Own Bamboo Bicycle

The eco-friendly, trendy cycle designs are far cheaper when assembled at home.

The Complete History of Paris Record Stores, From 1890 to 1960

Disquaires de Paris traces the history of vinyl record retail in the French capital.

Meet East Africa's New Motorcycle Gangs

The film Boda Boda Thieves explores how the traditional motorbike taxis have become part of organized crime.

Preserving the Fading Sounds of Delhi's Street Vendors

A decade-long project showcases the vocal beauty of Delhi's pheriwallas, who are fighting a losing battle against the forces of globalization.

This Handlebar Laptop Stand Brings Cycling Style to Your Desk

Warning: Not for use on an actual, moving bicycle.

In Cape Town, Students Topple a Relic of Apartheid

After a month of protests and sit-ins, a statue of a white imperialist has finally been removed from South Africa's leading university.

Mapping the World's Startup Activity

Take a look at the startup scenes of Portugal, Toronto, Tel Aviv, and elsewhere with this new mapping tool.

How Suburban Cars Are Clouding Up Cities

Carbon emissions from cars continue to climb in urban metros because of commuters.

Hanging Out With Nairobi's High-Rise Photography Club

A trio of photographers showcase the beauty of the city by scaling its skyscrapers.

The 7 Most Gloriously Disgusting Ballpark Snacks of 2015

Who needs hamburger buns when you can use two entire funnel cakes?

Why Mapping Matters for Amsterdam's Startup Culture

The city is using a unique interactive map to chart its entrepreneurial density—which is good for companies and investors.