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An Entire Century of Broadway Shows, Squished Into One Graphic

Steven Wong's visualization of Broadway's history shows the creeping influence of long-running musicals.

Will the Personal Airship Be the Vehicle of the Future?

Probably not, although that hasn't stopped one Indian artist from designing a fantastic one.

The Dynamic Potential of Urbanism Without Effort

Before applying any prescription, we need to first isolate spontaneous and latent examples of successful urban land use.

The New Economy of City-Based Top Level Internet Domains

Dozens of cities will have the chance to design their own municipally focused microcosm of the web.

Map of the Day: The Geography of Unmarried Mothers

Flagstaff, Arizona, had the highest share of new mothers that were unmarried and Cheyenne, Wyoming, had the lowest.

Marvel at the Atlanta Falcons' Ridiculously Over the Top New Stadium Proposal

Exhibit A: Seats that tremor with every bone-jarring, concussion-inducing hit the players experience in real life.

How to Build an Urban Icon ... Out of LEGOs

Brick City, released today, offers models of buildings and infrastructure that span continents.

A History Tour of San Francisco's Street Names

Click on a street in this delightful interactive map, and a history lesson pops up.

Workers Around the World Unite for May Day

For much of the world, the beginning of May evokes not May poles but protests.

Explore 38,000 Historical Maps, Online and Searchable

The Digital Public Library of America announces the addition of a vast treasure trove of maps.

16 Rules for 'Smarter' Smart Growth

It’s time to update the so-called 1990's-era "ten principles" that emphasize compact development, transportation choices, and so on.

Here's What New York City Would Look Like in North Korea

An artist imagines the city with propaganda posters and limited lighting.

The Flashing Yellow Turn Signal: Good for Drivers, Bad for Pedestrians

Drivers focus so much on oncoming cars that they fail to notice walkers.

The World's Leading Science Cities

A new study ranks the top cities for physics research around the world.

DIY Mapping Goes Mainstream

Some of the best images on Google Earth, brought to you by random people.

Where the Cicadas Are Now Emerging

People have seen bugs belonging to Brood II, aka the mega-prolific 17-year cicada, from Georgia up to New York.

The Best Excuse Ever for Getting Your Groceries Delivered: It's Greener

If used right, online grocery services like Peapod and FreshDirect could help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

The Calgary Park That's United Historic Preservationists and Parkour Athletes

The city wants to renovate Century Gardens Park, but two unlikely groups are fighting to save it.

Historic Maps of the Day: The Louisiana Purchase's 210th Birthday

Celebrating 820,000 square miles.