The love affair between Americans and their cars is a well known trope. But according to a new paper from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on worldwide car usage, America's car ownership rate is among the lowest in the developed world.
Aug 16, 2012 The Atlantic
As the 2012 Summer Olympics begin in earnest today with the first Women's Soccer games, Andrew Zimbalist offers 3 reasons why "hosting the Olympics is a losers game."
Jul 25, 2012 The Atlantic
A device invented to cool factories changed where and how our cities formed.
Jul 2, 2012 The Atlantic
Ever wonder how maps were made in the decades before vector-based graphics software like Adobe Illustrator were invented? <em>The Atlantic</em> has posted a film from the 1940's that documents the process of "Modern Map Making."
Jun 22, 2012 The Atlantic
In light of dismal jobs reports and a lending environment in which the U.S. is "paying better rates than when George Washington was running unopposed for the presidency," Jordan Weissmann rants about the country's lack of infrastructure spending.
Jun 7, 2012 The Atlantic
<em>The Atlantic</em> offers a brain teaser tailor made for the readers of Planetizen.
May 28, 2012 The Atlantic
For your holiday weekend delight, we bring you some astonishing HD time-lapse videos of Earth taken from a Russian weather satellite.
May 25, 2012 The Atlantic
In honor of national Bike to Work Day, we post an article by Jason Severs looking at the ways in which the bicycle - "the next great technology platform" - is changing our physical environment and social interactions.
May 18, 2012 The Atlantic
Kicking off <em>The Atlantic</em>'s special report on the past and future of the world's global capitals, Richard Florida has ranked the world's most economically powerful cities.
May 9, 2012 The Atlantic
Two commentaries pick up on the recent push to loosen Washington D.C.'s notoriously conservative height limits, and argue that such controversial changes are overdue and, in fact, don't go far enough.
Apr 19, 2012 The Atlantic