Tanvi Misra

Flickr/Veronica Olivotto

In Gentrifying Neighborhoods, 'Diversity' Can Be Decorative

Often, it's more a selling point than a social reality.

Flickr/skohlmann

Global Car, Motorcycle, and Bike Ownership, in 1 Infographic

About 88 percent of Americans owned cars—second in the world.

Toronto Poetry Map

Mapping Toronto Through Its Poetry

A Toronto Public Library interactive lets you explore local geography through poems that mention the city.

Library of Congress

It's Always Cherry Blossom Season in These Exquisite Japanese Woodblock Prints

Summer festivals, fall foliage, and snow also make an appearance in this Library of Congress collection.

Courtesy of David Edmondson/The Greater Marin

A Subway-Style Map of San Francisco's Historical Trains

It was created using a collection of 1937 railway timetables.

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

7 Beautiful Photos of India's 'Blue City'

A photographer captures everyday life in Jodhpur, a city in the western desert state of Rajasthan.

Flickr/w4nd3rl0st

The Key to Detroit's 'Bright Future' Goes Way Beyond Car Making

The city has a suite of emerging industries, from software development to computer design, that position it for economic growth.

Pew Research Center

Where Minority Populations Have Become the Majority

A Pew map shows that, between 2000 and 2013, whites became the minority in 78 U.S. counties.

Courtesy of MoEML/London Metropolitan Archives, City of London

An Interactive Map of Shakespeare's London

The project brings 16th century London into the present.  

Flickr/bondidwhat

What Googling 'Ralph Lauren' Has to Do With Income Inequality

A new study finds that more people search online for luxury goods in states with higher income gaps.

Flickr/spclarke

The Social Costs of Driving in Vancouver, in 1 Chart

A new data tool shows society pays $9.20 for every dollar spent in a car.

QuantBait

Every UFO Sighting Since 1933, Mapped

This animated data viz reveals that aliens don't shy away from cities.

Flickr/pedrosz

What Growing Up in a Segregated L.A. Neighborhood Means to Young Latinos

New research examines how second-generation immigrants assimilate into rough urban environments.

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How Well Do You Know Your City's Transit System?

A new quiz asks you to guess the city based on an unlabeled map of bus and rail stops.

Sidewalk Salon

A Portrait of Cairo Through Its Discarded Street Chairs

Two artists tell the story of the Egyptian capital and its residents through photos of rickety old sidewalk chairs.

Courtesy of Mary Barr, 1974

The Legacy of a Chicago Suburb's Failed Fight for School Desegregation

Writer Mary Barr tells Chicago magazine how her hometown lost the battle for racial integration.

Gotham City/Toby Harriman

A Time-Lapse of San Francisco That Feels As Epic As a Major Motion Picture

"Gotham City SF" is a brooding, dramatically scored montage of Bay life.

Lauren Ancona/Mapbox Studio

A Beautiful Blueprint-Style Map of the World

It's the work of a Philadelphia-based data scientist who, a year ago, had never made a map.

Flickr/vxla

Another Reason to Promote Social Equity in U.S. Metros: Job Growth

In case public officials needed extra motivation.