Tanvi Misra

Garrett Miller/Eric Fischer at Mapbox

Mapping the Paths Most Traveled

What we can learn from where people walk, run, and ride their bicycles.

AP Images

Surprise! The Rich Are Now Richer Than Everyone Else By the Widest Margin Since We Started Keeping Track

Wealth among high-income households is growing, while the middle-class is stuck in the 1990s.

Flickr/suprememoocow

After Banning Uber, Delhi Authorities Plan to Train Women Cab Drivers

It's the latest women's safety initiative out of India to miss the larger point.

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White Households Are Now 13 Times Richer Than Black Ones

The wealth gap between whites and blacks in the U.S. is the widest it's been in 30 years.

AP images

On Immigration, Gaining the Support of Mayors Is as Much Practical as It Is Political

Cities with large foreign-born populations are likely to process the bulk of applicants following Obama's executive order.

Courtesy of John Ptak

Faux Paris and Other Sham Cities

For centuries, luring enemies to destroy decoy cities was a legitimate military defense strategy.

Flickr/photocapy

A Wider Wage Gap Means More African-American Deaths, but Not White Ones

A new study reveals race plays a surprisingly major role in the number of deaths that income inequality contributes to.

AP images

'I Am Baffled and At a Loss'

Even legal experts are astounded by the grand jury's decision not to indict a New York City police officer for the killing of Eric Garner.

AP images

What Could 50,000 More Police Body Cameras Really Achieve?

It depends on what the end goals are.  

MIT SENSEable Lab/ Ericsson

What Can 'the Mystery' of Cell-Phone Data Tell Us About What a City Needs?

Tracking communication patterns can help city planners improve digital and other infrastructure by revealing the behaviors of residents.

Courtesy Seattle Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs)

When Police Officers Sat Down With a Community They Hardly Knew...

Female officers in Seattle are being paired with refugee women new to their city. Now, both groups say they understand each other better.

Courtesy James Rojas

Wanted: More (and Better) Discourse on Designing Diverse Communities

Broadening our understanding of how different groups interact with their physical environments would be a great first step.

Reuters/Luke MacGregor

Venice Declares War on Wheeled Luggage

The city's reasoning is ... sound. Way too much of it.

Napper Architects, Courtesy of Something Concrete and Modern

Why an Ambitious, Fanciful 'Linear City' Failed

A Le Corbusier-inspired idea for a city that organized transit and architecture around "functional delineation" was never realized.

Esteban Moro and colleagues

What Twitter Can Tell Us About Unemployment

Where, when, and how people tweet reveals information about the socioeconomics of a region.

NYCLink

R.I.P., Pay Phones. Hello, 'Links'

NYC's swanky future pay phones will provide unlimited Wi-Fi and free domestic calls. But will they be accessible to everyone?

Global Road Maps

Roads vs. the Environment: Where the 'Conflict Zones' Are

"Road Map" shows where economic benefits from roads are as high as the danger they pose to the environment.

Mark Byrnes/CityLab

March of the Non-White Babies

Demographer William Frey explains how minorities are poised to re-map America.

The Brooklyn Block

Brooklyn-Inspired Scarves, Processed in Code

Why settle for regular stripes when you can sport a pattern made from video footage of Fort Greene or Red Hook?