Abhijeet Chavan's Posts

Photo essay reviews some of history's most notable failed mass transit projects.
Aug 26, 2013   Wired
Data visualizations show the daily ebb and flow of public transit traffic in world's major cities.
Dec 2, 2012   Wired
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Nov 15, 2012  By Abhijeet Chavan
From it's accidental creation due to an engineering oversight, its heyday in the 1950s as a resort area, to its decline and uncertain future, the unlikely story of the Salton Sea is an important chapter in the "Great American Water Wars".
Sep 17, 2012   Wired
Editorial draws attention to the impact of global warming on our cities and advocates planning for climate change.
Jul 2, 2012   Los Angeles Times
A device invented to cool factories changed where and how our cities formed.
Jul 2, 2012   The Atlantic
Should Los Angeles be investing more in bus-rapid transit?
Jul 2, 2012   Los Angeles Times
Google Labs has released another fascinating tool for researchers. Readers may already be familiar with  Google Trends which can chart and reveal trends in search patterns for the last decade. The new tool allows similar analysis of Google's impressive library of digitized books spanning centuries. Opinion
Dec 17, 2010   By Abhijeet Chavan
While there may not be popular songs specifically mentioning urban planning, there are many songs about cities and the impact of planning decisions. Here are my 10 of favorites. Opinion
Dec 9, 2010   By Abhijeet Chavan
A look inside the real slum featured in the movie "Slumdog Millionaire". The film won 8 Oscars including Best Picture.
Feb 23, 2009   The New York Times