Maps

Courtesy: U.S. Conference of Mayors

Metro Job Recovery Remains a Long Way Off

A new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors predicts when U.S. metros will return to pre-crisis job levels

Reuters

How Economic Development Helps the World's Women

Understanding the connection between women's opportunity and the world's development patterns

Reuters

The Geography of Women's Economic Opportunity

Mapping the treatment and opportunities afforded to women around the world

Map of the Day: Good News for Public Transportation

A guide to the major 2012 projects

Reuters

Why They Call Green Bay 'Titletown'

Why cities like Green Bay win an outsize number of championships

The Cities With the Most At Stake in the Payroll Tax Fight

A New Year’s payroll tax hike would hit 'working stiff' metro areas the hardest

Reuters

Which U.S. Cities Offer the Most Economic Security?

A new map of metropolitan areas highlights stark contrasts that go beyond unemployment figures

Map of the Day: The Uneven Spread of Urban Poverty

Economic segregation is still a big problem in cities like Washington, D.C.

Map of the Day: New Yorkers' Tipping Habits Revealed

Not all neighborhoods tip the same amounts for different ethnic take-out options

Courtesy Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Imagining a City Without Its Public Transportation

The D.C. metro models how the region would change if there were no subways or buses

Map of the Day: America's Poverty Belt

The poor in the U.S. are disproportionately clustered in a handful of southern states

Martin Prosperity Institute

The Geography of American Brands

Some U.S. cities have more top global brands than many large countries

Documenting the Japanese Earthquake With Maps

A new mash-up overlays stories, pictures and videos

ITO

Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

A new interactive map shows where drivers, bikers and pedestrians were killed 

Reuters

How Americans Really React to High Gas Prices

A new analysis of gas prices in U.S. cities finds that even minor jumps in fuel costs send people to buses and rails

Infinite Manhattan

Imagining New York's street grid applied to the entire world

The Geography of Stuck

America can be divided into two distinct classes, the stuck and the mobile

Reuters

The Geography of Great Restaurants

Why tolerant, happy places provide the best places to eat

FloatingSheep.org

Mapping the 'Anti-Creative Class'

A fun new map from Floating Sheep marries the popularity of bars with the price of marijuana