infographics

Public Transit

'Transit Insights' Updated With New Features for Visualizing Public Transit Data

One of the best tools for understanding the consequences and potential of transit planning has been recently updated.

October 26, 2020 - TransitCenter

Texas Wetlands

Mapping the Land Uses of the United States

The McHarg Center's "The 2100 Project: An Atlas for the Green New Deal" provides a series of maps an infographics to illustrate the way the United States uses land.

January 20, 2020 - Visual Capitalist

Dolores Park

Infographic: Space Allocation by Population in 15 U.S. Cities

A new infographic breaks down how much space is devoted to buildings, green space, and roads in 15 major U.S. cities.

July 17, 2019 - Geotab

Seattle, Washington

Measuring Job Densification Trends in U.S. Metropolitan Areas

A new report details the trend of jobs densification in U.S. metropolitan areas between 2004 and 2015, finding a few large metropolitan areas leading an overall increase in jobs density. Still, many areas are seeing jobs disperse around the region.

June 20, 2019 - Brookings Institution

Pierce Transit

Compare Transit Ridership in U.S. Cities

A new interactive tool called Transit Insights offers access to the local trends of transit ridership.

April 24, 2019 - TransitCenter

Density

Pop Quiz: Can You Identify Cities By Density Alone?

A Planetizen editor failed this quiz.

March 22, 2019 - The Guardian

Jersey City

Visualizing Density in New Jersey

An interactive map shows the surprising density of the Garden State.

January 30, 2019 - NJ.com

Energy Efficiency Infographic

Infographic: Track the Flow of Energy in the United States

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a collection of infographics illustrating the use and waste of energy in the county and in specific states by year.

October 23, 2018 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

A Public Service Announcement to Explain Newfangled Bike Infrastructure

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation set up a website to explain the new rules of the multi-modal road.

May 31, 2018 - Montgomery County Department of Transportation

U.S. Census

Concerns About Census 2020, As Told by GIFs

Interested observers have been sounding the alarms about the federal government's readiness and commitment level for the 2020 Census.

May 8, 2018 - Vox

Government Center Station Miami

Visualizing Transit Reliability (Or Not)

A new tool in Miami could use broader application in cities around the country (hint hint).

February 21, 2018 - Miami Herald

Pride Parade

Mapping the LGBTQ-Friendliness of the World's Cities

A colorful data visualization tool maps information about which cities have the most protections for LGBTQ people in place. The tool is intended as a resource for LGBTQ travelers.

January 25, 2018 - Fast Co. Design

Seattle Transit

Comparing Transit Choice by City

What does the way transit commuters move say about their city?

November 10, 2017 - Greater Greater Washington

Eclipse Glasses

How People Will See the Eclipse Today

A 33-year GIS professional lets loose his geospatial and population analysis skills on the occasion of a lifetime: today's "Great American Eclipse."

August 21, 2017 - Great American Eclipse

Staten Island Ferry "Spirit of America"

Friday Eye Candy: An Infographic for Every Transit Mode

Fans of public transit rejoice. A new infographic explores the rolling stock of most of the major cities in the United States and Canada.

August 18, 2017 - CityLab

Interactive Feature

Who Recycles in Cincinnati?

A new CincyInsights dashboard shows recycling participation rates all over the city.

July 22, 2017 - City of Cincinnati

Subway Entrance

Friday Fun: All the Colors of the U.S. Transit Rainbow

An intrepid grad student at MIT created a graphic that shows off the color palettes of U.S. and Canadian transit lines.

March 31, 2017 - Next City

Homeless Camp

Illustrating the State of Homelessness in the U.S.

Words and pictures haven't ended homelessness in the United States, but they can help people understand how widespread and deep the challenge is.

January 9, 2017 - Pacific Standard

United States

Poverty in the United States Explained

The Brookings Institution has provided a data-driven examination of the subject of poverty in the United States, to provide the kind of policy nuance and detail missing from the 2016 presidential campaign.

November 8, 2016 - Brookings Institution

Metro Subway Los Angeles

Infographic: Incomes Along Los Angeles Metro Lines

As Los Angeles weighs the merits of more major funding for Metro Rail projects, the current slate of new routes is already coming online. This graphic depicts median household incomes along existing and future rail lines.

March 21, 2016 - Los Angeles Times

New Updates on PD&R Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

HUD’s 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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