As part of our series The Maps That Make Us, we’re asking readers to share mini-essays about a map that is especially important.
In El Paso, we call it the Rio Grande; our neighbors in Juárez know it as Río Bravo. It’s supposed to be a national border, but the river had its own ideas.
For generations in Southern California, the Thomas Guide led drivers through the streets of Los Angeles. Now apps do that. Did something get lost along the way?
Introducing a new CityLab series of personal essays on the power of maps in shaping our private and public lives.
From candidate hometowns to international crisis spots, here are all the cities mentioned by Democratic presidential contenders at this week’s debates.
How many squirrels live in New York City's Central Park? Finding the answer was surprisingly complicated.
For Pride Month, two organizations are making it easier to find LGBTQ outdoor recreation groups across the U.S.
A new report that tracks apartment searches between U.S. cities reveals the moving aspirations of a certain set of renters.
Research shows nearly one in five childhood asthma cases were caused by traffic-related air pollution.
MIT Media Lab’s new interactive “Atlas of Inequality” shows that “segregation is not just about where you live, but what you do.”
Mapping job openings with available employees in major U.S. cities reveals a striking spatial mismatch, according to a new Urban Institute report.
As U.S. arrest rates fall, suburban areas are getting a growing share of policing attention, according to a new data tool from the Vera Institute of Justice.
In the U.S., pedestrian fatalities have climbed 35 percent since 2008. And federal traffic safety regulators aren’t at work, thanks to the government shutdown.
Contracts for federal housing assistance are expiring, and thousands of low-income seniors and disabled renters could face eviction.
HUD and census data show how landlords nationwide shut their doors on renters receiving housing assistance. A new federal law would prohibit that.
A digital collection from Cornell University shows how subjective maps can be used to manipulate, rather than present the world as it really is.
A new tool by the Urban Institute maps the geography of car loan debt and delinquency.
Using coroners’ records from the 1300s, Cambridge researchers reveal what violence looked like in a dangerous city with little law enforcement.
Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced the government will cancel plans to increase fuel taxes—but the energy powering the protests likely won’t disappear.
Christof Spieler’s Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of U.S. Transit reveals which cities’ bus and rail systems work, and which don’t.