Often, it's more a selling point than a social reality.
About 88 percent of Americans owned cars—second in the world.
A Toronto Public Library interactive lets you explore local geography through poems that mention the city.
Summer festivals, fall foliage, and snow also make an appearance in this Library of Congress collection.
It was created using a collection of 1937 railway timetables.
A photographer captures everyday life in Jodhpur, a city in the western desert state of Rajasthan.
The city has a suite of emerging industries, from software development to computer design, that position it for economic growth.
A Pew map shows that, between 2000 and 2013, whites became the minority in 78 U.S. counties.
The project brings 16th century London into the present.
A new study finds that more people search online for luxury goods in states with higher income gaps.
A new data tool shows society pays $9.20 for every dollar spent in a car.
This animated data viz reveals that aliens don't shy away from cities.
New research examines how second-generation immigrants assimilate into rough urban environments.
A new quiz asks you to guess the city based on an unlabeled map of bus and rail stops.
Two artists tell the story of the Egyptian capital and its residents through photos of rickety old sidewalk chairs.
Writer Mary Barr tells Chicago magazine how her hometown lost the battle for racial integration.
"Gotham City SF" is a brooding, dramatically scored montage of Bay life.
It's the work of a Philadelphia-based data scientist who, a year ago, had never made a map.
In case public officials needed extra motivation.