David Montgomery

David Montgomery

David Montgomery is a data visualization journalist at CityLab.

A photo shows a London Underground sign.

Getting a Bird’s Eye View of the World’s Subway Systems

Online artists are tracing transit lines onto aerial photos, offering a new way to visualize an often hidden mode of transit.

People watch a fireworks show at night.

The Spike in Air Pollution From July 4 Fireworks, Visualized

There will be more than 16,000 fireworks displays across the U.S. this Fourth of July—enough to register a dramatic (if temporary) effect on air quality.

Where Will the Migrant Kids Go?

After the executive order signed by the Trump administration, the situation for kids and families detained at the border is even more uncertain than it was before. But here are some scenarios.

Customers leave a branch of California National Bank of Los Angeles, one day after the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation closed CalNational and eight smaller related banks, in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009.

The Tax on Black and Brown Customers When Dealing With Community Banks

According to a new study from New America, African Americans and Latinx incur more bank account costs and fees than whites even when dealing with small financial institutions.

D.C. Voted on Higher Wages for Tipped Workers. Here’s What Happened.

Support for the controversial ballot measure, which will raise the minimum wage on tipped employees, fell on familiar race and class lines.