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.
Transportation-related racket affects 97 percent of the U.S. population, and it doesn’t have to be ear-splitting to be a public health menace.
A colorful dot map reveals the stark differences in educational levels across urban and rural areas—as well as the effects of racial segregation within cities.
Low-income residents are likely to be priced out of neighborhoods that stretch from New Brunswick, New Jersey, to New Haven, Connecticut.
President Trump’s pledge to withhold federal funding from sanctuary jurisdictions could cost their states more than $870 million.