Street Grids

Is Your City's Street Grid Really a Grid?

This intriguing new visual maps the symmetry of urban layouts.

Cities, Mapped by Their Snow Routes

Street grids of necessity.

What Your Street Grid Reveals About Your City

The surprising ways size and shape can impact a place's economic productivity and walkability.

Can One Man Change the Shape of an Entire City?

A study of Baron von Haussmann's Paris.

The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams

A new exhibit from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association showcases the simple visualizations of complex ideas that have changed how we live.

A Visual History of Manhattan's Grid

A new exhibition examines the master plan that made New York what it is today

Debunking the Cul-de-Sac

The design of America's suburbs has actually made our streets more dangerous