Thanks to the open data movement, anyone can be a cartographer. Professor Laura Kurgan on geography as a storytelling tool.
Universal mobility patterns we haven't fully understood before could soon come into view.
Sixty-four cities, 64 populations to rank by size.
Anthropologist Robin Nagle on the vital, hidden, and arcane sanitation system that enables cities to function.
A collection of strange and lovely Easter traditions.
The 11th in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.
Plans to use robots to replace humans in package delivery, in France and beyond.
A new study finds that transit does cut down on traffic — but only on roads that parallel heavy transit corridors.
Hitting urban rodents in their reproductive systems may be the best thing to ever happen to them.
There's a decisive break between Democratic and Republican support at a population density of 800 persons/per square mile.
From Sandy to the soda ban, the mayor really doesn't seem to be aware of his own subtext.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
Could this be the answer to urban wind power enthusiasts?
They let architects dream up all sorts of fantastic structures that would be either too difficult or too expensive to make with conventional methods.
According to a new study, their quality has little effect on student performance.
Images from Pakistan, Spain and France, among others.
Social impact bonds infuse private capital into public-sector activities, helping build a better safety net while reducing the state’s burden.
Portlandia sends up our quest for ever-smaller digs.