A new report digs into the metrics of America’s emerging tech hubs, and finds some surprises.
Some states shoulder the lion’s share of state and local road costs; others lean on Uncle Sam.
One former dog-walker has set out to map the city’s varying degrees of doggy density.
The outward signs of income are so predictable that even robots can learn them.
America’s mismatch between wages and rental prices is more perverse than ever.
If the Roman Empire had managed build a continents-spanning transit system for its empire, it might have looked like this.
To spark conversation on ever-more connected cities, designers have visualized the acoustic artifacts of Stanford’s fiber-optic wires.
Statistician John P. Wymer set out to document every inch of the city in 1948. Now a young historian is trying to get his work online.
As more laws are enacted to protect the gun industry, a new public database reveals striking differences in how guns are regulated across the U.S.
One cartographer has done the heavy lifting, and rail fans are pumped.
Racial and ethnic diversity spurs economic progress; sameness spells economic segregation.
A San Francisco mapmaker’s work appears so real you can smell the varnish.
To identify business connections across cities, researchers gathered tweets and retweets using the hashtags #smallbiz and #entrepreneur.
The compact suburban bungalows of the 1950s were actually pretty tree-friendly by comparison.
In four short years, urbanization, economics, and war have changed a satellite’s view of the Earth at night.
A visualization shows hundreds of cities that would lose long-distance trains under the president’s proposed budget.
Nighttime maps show where people have settled and built, but they miss a lot, too. A new campaign is turning to the crowd to identify where people move as the world population grows.
Which cities have the most severe income inequality, class segregation, and unaffordable housing?
A new data project aims to help people understand one of the country’s most complex and enduring challenges.
Historical videos inspired by “Game of Thrones,” photos of long-lost neighborhoods, and maps of the best old buildings still standing today. What more could you ask for?
The urban-rural divide is real, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.