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Watch 6,000 Years of Urbanization in 3 Minutes

Max Galka at Metrocosm has taken the most comprehensive dataset on cities and made it come alive in a new video.<p>Last week, I wrote about new research spearheaded by Yale University that, for the first time ever, mapped urban settlements from 3700 B.C. to 2000 A.D. Now, Max Galka at Metrocosm has …

25 Content Marketing Tools to Grow Your Brand

Content marketing is hot right now.<p>And with good reason. Marketers and brands today need to understand how to promote their content to grow traffic, …

Want To Be More Marketable? Add These 11 In-Demand Tech Skills To Your Resume

Tech skills pay more. According to a labor-market analysis by Burning Glass Technologies, 78% of well-paying “middle-skill” positions call for basic proficiency with technology.<p>But I get it: you have a full-time job, volunteering every other weekend, a puppy to train, plans with friends…you’re …

Project Management

Want to do your own analytics? Google's free Data Studio takes on Microsoft's Power BI

Google has rolled out a free version of its Data Studio 360, the data visualization toolset for building reports and charts from multiple data …

Power BI

50 free web tools

In many occupations, solving problems and finding ways to be more productive are top priorities. This is especially true for web designers and …

How cities can revitalize dying urban spaces

A city is a lot more than a collection of tall buildings on the skyline.<p>What makes a city a great place to live and visit are the shared spaces in …

Urban Design

If you use Gmail, you should be using Streak

I’ve talked to a surprising number of people who have never used or even heard of <b>Streak</b>, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on why it’s …

Create a Logo in minutes with Logo Foundry

Create your own brand logo<p>If you don’t already have a startup or <i>#brand</i>, chances are you’re thinking about creating one. A new app named Logo Foundry for iOS and Android can help by — you guessed it — creating a snappy logo for you.<p>You’ll still have to do some work to get there, though. Logo Foundry …

London leads the way in the global growth of 'smart cities'

2016 will be the year cities start to use technology to improve services and liveability<p>The road from Barcelona airport to the city’s Gran Via conference space and adjacent hotels is not a rocky one. Even at busy times, it takes less than 20 minutes to arrive. It means that Barcelona passes the …

Smart Cities

Google offers downloadable maps for offline use

Going off the beaten path just got a little easier — and in many cases, cheaper — for anyone who uses Google Maps.<p>The search giant has tweaked its …

Google Maps

Are cars in cities becoming a thing of the past?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last month, Oslo became the first major city to announce ambitions to go car-free by 2019, pledging a comprehensive and permanent ban in the Norwegian capital -- but it's not the only urban hub trying to reduce their reliance on vehicles.<p>And the impetus to do so is stronger than ever.<p>On …

EPA

Cities in numbers: how patterns of urban growth change the world

Beneath the crude statistic that the world is heading towards 70% urbanisation by 2050 lie regional differences in demographic, economic and environmental change. LSE Cities’ Urban Age programme takes a deeper look at the data<p>In 1950, the fishing village of Shenzhen in south-east China had 3,148 …

Urbanization

What If Skyscrapers Are Ruining Our Cities?

Vertical living seems like a must for the future, but what if giant buildings aren’t what our urban centers need?<p>Skyscrapers are killing our cities. Just like cookies, while one or two are fine, if you have too many, everything is thrown out of balance. The problem is that these huge buildings …

How to Get Started With Voluntourism

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — While monetary contributions to charitable organizations are always welcome and effective, oftentimes people want to invest …

Ed Tech: Integrating Technology in the Classroom

<b>Studies show that students succeed with digital learning, but making the transition from text book to tablet has its challenges.</b><p>As students across …

Education Technology

Here's How One Neighborhood is Fighting the Negative Aspects of Gentrification

Gentrification is a hot topic right now, and this is especially true if you live in any major U.S. city, where the population shift back to urban …

3 Reasons to Travel While You’re Young

<b>Bonus:</b> Click here to get my best advice on how to create a blog to remember your adventure, share your story, and connect with the world in a way …

Using Evernote (the right way)

I believe that the best insights are made possible when they’re built from the best knowledge available. Discovering that information gets easier and …

Productivity

Here's What You Can Do with Google Maps' New Data Layers

Google is adding new features to Data Layers in its JavaScript Maps API, which will allow developers to build a new breed of interactive apps that collect geographical data input from users.<p>With the revised API, you can now use interactive Data Layers to collect user reviews on the best places to …

What Starbucks can tell us about America, in 1 map

The Fix is an unapologetic Starbucks guy. (When I go into the Starbucks closest to the Post, they know my name; I'm there that much.) So, when I came across this great map on Quartz using Starbucks data to detail drinks that were unusually popular in certain parts of the country I was intrigued, to …

The 10 maps that illustrate the healthiest counties in America

There are any number of ways to measure quality of life across geographic areas: Who has the longest commutes? Who breathes the cleanest air? Where are obesity rates lowest? Who has the most access to exercise facilities?<p>The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has the answers. The foundation’s annual …

Maps Reveal How Independent Coffee Shops Create Communities

The Social Computing Group at MIT is compiling data for maps that demonstrate the impact that small independent coffee shops can have on life in the …

The maps that reveal the startling gap between rich and poor

Uber maps reveal the startling gap between rich and poor: Tracked taxi journeys highlight where the wealthiest and tech-savvy residents live around …

What if we mapped cities by how hard it is to get to work?

We tend to talk about transportation as if the ultimate goal were mere movement, measured in speed, time and capacity. We build roads to carry as many cars as quickly as possible (safely, that is). We measure a highway's rush-hour performance in miles per hour. We assess public transit by how many …

How well-educated is your home county?

The suburbs of Denver, Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco are home to the highest percentage of college graduates in the country, while fewer than one in eight residents of large swaths of Appalachia and the rural South have attained college degrees.<p>That’s according to this great map using data …

A Mapping Tool That Demystifies the Link Between Transportation and Jobs

How factors like transit mode and commute time affect job access in the New York metropolitan area.<p>Just how much does where you live affect the number of jobs available to you? This complex question is now much easier to visualize, thanks to a new interactive map from the Regional Planning …