A chaotic animation portrays a full day of New York traffic, from buses to taxis to ferries to Amtrak. They come in squealing on metal tracks; smashing through cold Hudson waves; spinning rubber on the
How maps created for fire insurers show the evolution of cities. Sanborn maps are crowded with detail and color. So is their history. Daniel A. Sanborn created these maps for one, very specific (and kind
German scientists made this excruciatingly detailed simulacrum of the “global urban footprint.” If you want a quick but lovely revelation of where the world’s urban population lives, try this animated
Think maps of bicycle lanes are too complicated? This guy’s fixed it. CityLab readers: Sometimes you scare us. Not only are you intimidatingly smart, many of you are professional experts in the topics
A new open-source tool lets users compare the structure of cities around the world. A city’s street network is like its skeleton—a foundation for features like pipes, electrical lines, buildings, and spaces.
See cities, countries, and lakes as you’ve never seen them before Mapping is more than a handy reference tool: It’s a powerful technique to understand the world. But few people recognize the assumptions
The 538 members of the U.S. electoral college are meeting Monday. Despite some public pressure on electors to reject Trump, they're expected to overrule the results of the popular vote — something that
Urbanist Richard Florida popularized the term "creative class," describing the millions of workers in fields such as the arts, sciences and technology whose work largely involves coming up with new ideas
According to a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, psychological traits really do vary by region. Thanks to demography researchers and their love for maps, Americans can visualize
It depends on how you count. Going by the traditional medal count, the United States was the big winner in Rio with a haul of 121 total medals, including 46 golds. Next in line is either China or Great
“One complex transit map, for one complex transit-reliant city.” Anthony Denaro was on the L train, about to transfer to the J to get to Jamaica Center, from where he was planning to board a bus to Queens.
A new game lets players and transit wonks tailor the city’s extensive but imperfect system to their needs—or overhaul it completely. New Yorkers need no reminders that their subway system has its issues.