Three centuries ago, humans were intensely using just around 5 percent of the Earth’s land. Now, it’s almost half.
Store closures are up as online shopping grows—but other measures suggest brick-and-mortar retail is still doing OK.
From taco-rich San Diego to the tortilla wastelands of Boston, we asked you to grade U.S. cities on two critical metrics: Mexican food and public transportation.
More than half of them welcome the tech giant, according to a Quinnipiac poll. But support varies by borough, and race.
Democrats hoping to pull off an upset in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race have to struggle against the state’s unusually small urban and suburban population.
A new way to categorize all 435 U.S. congressional districts by their density, on a spectrum from rural to urban.
Predominantly suburban congressional districts, once closely divided, are now twice as likely to be represented by a Democrat than by a Republican.
Even at the state level, suburbs are the battlegrounds in politics this year. Take Minnesota.
In 2010, Republicans established a new normal by dominating rural areas. Now, CityLab’s analysis shows it’s the suburbs that are up for grabs.
Across the U.S., denser districts in Congress tend to be more Democratic, and sparser ones more Republican. But there are a few exceptions with their own personalities, from Staten Island to Bernie Sanders land.
Close congressional races this November will likely hinge on the moods of suburban voters, a new CityLab analysis finds.
Many homeownership trends have remained largely the same since 1960—with a few noteworthy shifts.
In the old steel town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, the toxic footprint is emblematic of what it means to suffer environmental injustice in the U.S. And nobody invested in the town’s future can afford to ignore it.
Some cities’ roads follow regimented grids. Others twist and turn. See it all on one chart.
Online artists are tracing transit lines onto aerial photos, offering a new way to visualize an often hidden mode of transit.
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.
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.
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.
Support for the controversial ballot measure, which will raise the minimum wage on tipped employees, fell on familiar race and class lines.