Tanvi Misra

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The Remaking of Martin Luther King Streets

They’ve been languishing for a long time but are finally becoming sites of urban intervention.

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A Special ID for Muslims Is Trump's Most Dangerous Idea Yet

The Donald’s Nazi-era suggestion is a cause for immense concern.

REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Where U.S. Metro Economies Are Growing or Shrinking

America's national GDP grew 2.3 percent in 2014, but not every city fared equally well.

REUTERS/Mike Blake

More Mexican Immigrants Have Been Leaving the U.S. Than Entering It

The post-recession trend reverses decades of steady arrivals, according to a new Pew report.

Shaumak Sen

Where Sleep Is a 'Matter of Life and Death'

A new film tracks India's homeless as they struggle to find a place to rest.

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Tiny Houses for City Birds

A London design firm is trying to get urban citizens to make the city more bird-friendly.

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All the Single Ladies Are Living With Their Parents

Well, not all. But young women are more likely to be at home today than they were in 1940.

Orbital Insight

How Satellites Can Help Us Understand Global Poverty

The World Bank has partnered with tech companies to pilot an analysis of visual cues in photos taken from space.

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Why Poor Boys Who Move to Rich Neighborhoods Still Face Risks

New research finds an increase in delinquency for young boys (though not girls) if the surrounding areas remain disadvantaged.

AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan

Beijing's Migrant Workers Are Still Living in Storage Basements and Bomb Shelters

Government promises haven’t changed much for the city’s underground-dwelling underclass.

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Monday Is Lovesick Day

According to a data viz of Craigslist’s ‘missed connections’ forum for urban romantics.

Census Bureau

A Complete History of Census Race Boxes

A new data viz shows all the racial and ethnic labels from 1790 to 2010.

AP Photo/Mike Groll

The Economic Case for Undocumented Immigrants

A comprehensive reform bill could generate $2.2 billion in local tax revenue.

AP Photo/Horace Cort

These Jim Crow-Era Guides for Black Travelers Are Sadly Still Relevant

The “Green Book,” which helped African Americans navigate a segregated country, has been almost fully digitized.

AP Photo/Andy Wong

Ending China's One-Baby Policy Won't Fix Its Aging Economy

It may be too late to avert the slowdown it contributed to in the first place.

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The Benefits of Housing Vouchers Have Been Grossly Understated

Especially for single mother-led households.

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The Great American Craft Beer Road Trip

A 12,299-mile journey through 70 of the best breweries in the U.S.


Mapping the Frenzy of Europe's Migrant Crisis

A new interactive data viz shows flows of refugees seeking asylum as whizzing dots.