Emma Jacobs

Emma Jacobs is a multimedia journalist based in Montreal. Her illustrations can be found on Instagram.

An Illustrated History of the Electric Taxi

From the Electrobat to the Nissan Leaf, a century of New York—and the world’s—flirtation with battery-powered cabs.

Montreal skyline from top of Mount Royal on a fall afternoon

Reading Between The Lines of Montreal’s ‘Cheap’ Rents

Compared to Toronto and Vancouver, Montreal’s real estate market looks enviable—but its rents are shaped by factors other cities can’t replicate.

An illustration with people at Mount Royal Park overlooking the Montreal skyline.

How Montreal’s Largest Park Tackled Its Raccoon Problem

“When tourists arrive with food that is often very high in calories and in fat, they’re going to very quickly lose their fear of humans.”

Are Philadelphians Ready to Ditch Their Transit Tokens?

Over the past year, SEPTA has begun rolling out a long-anticipated replacement for the antiquated fare system, promising that its contactless Key Cards will soon be among the most innovative in the nation.

Paris's Ongoing Struggle to Shelter Migrants

Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced plans last May for a triage point to orient people more quickly into the French social system and eliminate informal encampments from city streets.

The High Art of Drone Photography

An amateur photographer uses his commercial drone to capture aerial views of Philadelphia.