Tanvi Misra

Flickr/mSeattle

How Racial Equity Can Make Cities Richer

The largest metros would have seen a 24 percent bump in economic growth in 2012 if racial employment disparities didn't exist.

Josh Anderson/AP

How the Crime of Labor Trafficking Helps Cities Run

A new report details who trafficked workers are—and which industries exploit them.

Flickr/ncreedplayer

What If We Had Measured Poverty Differently for the Past 50 Years?

The Census' Supplemental Poverty Measure paints a different picture of the poor and the social safety net.

Datasets from the Aerial Bold Kickstarter

Turning Topography Into Typography

Aerial Bold aims to develop an alphabet out of aerial maps.

Tinder

Awkward: What to Do IRL When You've 'Swiped Left'

How to behave when you run into people you've rejected on Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid...

Flickr/eatitdetroit

An Extra Charge for Fancy Ice: Coming to a Bar Near You

Ice can make or break a proper cocktail. But do you want to be charged separately for it?

Library Of Congress

The Accidental Revelations of Sanborn Maps

How maps created for fire insurers show the evolution of cities.

Flickr/gabrielxmichael

Why Chicago Is Still the No. 2 U.S. City for Mexican Immigrants

A closer look at the history of Mexican migration patterns reveals that it's actually a natural choice.

Phyllis P. Dooney

Keeping the Beat in a Troubled Neighborhood

Members of the Soul Tigers Marching Band find stability amid the chaos of adolescence and difficult circumstances.

Festa / Shutterstock.com

Does Ebola Spread Faster in Cities?

It depends on the city's density, urban planning, and health care infrastructure.

Pew Research Center

All the Single Ladies Should Move to San Jose or Denver

A new interactive map shows the best and worst cities for women looking to marry men.

@Oniropolis

Building 'Imaginary Cities'

An upcoming book shows that the architecture of fantasy isn't so far from reality.

@lzEeoNl

What's Driving the Ello Invite Rush?

Serious #FOMO, among other things.

Courtesy Jorge Roldan

How Helping Immigrant Workers Learn English Could Transform the U.S. Economy

A large share of the workforce in American cities struggles with English. Here's why investing in language training should be a priority.

Flickr/Vince

Not Married? The Odds That You Never Will Be Are Higher Than Ever

A rising share of Americans have never married. Here's who they are and why they won't tie the knot.

Design Different

Zombie Safe Zone Posters Your Braiiiiiiins Can Memorize

When (not if) the zombie apocalypse is upon us, these posters can guide you to safety.

Stephanie Barto/Flickr

In Europe and America, Segregation Continues

A new report outlines drivers and patterns of residential segregation—and why they are so hard to break.

Todd Schneider

An App That Solves the Famed 'Traveling Salesman Problem'

What's the shortest route, if you're visiting each city exactly once and then returning to the point of origin?

@FanSince09/Twitter

How Twitter Detectives Helped Philly Police Find Hate Crime Suspects Fast

A longtime user employed Twitter and Facebook's tracking tools to crowdsource clues that led police to identify suspects in a brutal gaybashing.