Interactive Maps

New York Construction

New Interactive Mapping Tool Tracks all of NYC's Infrastructure Projects, Housing Permits, and City Facilities

The New York Department of City Planning has taken its open data practices to a new level with the launch of the Capital Planning Explorer.

December 27, 2021 - New York Department of City Planning

A map showing a heat map that represents commute times in an urban area.

Smart Growth Loves Heatmaps

Smart growth can provide many important benefits that are easy to see using informative and beautiful heatmaps—our complex world as viewed by all-knowing gods.

September 20, 2021 - Todd Litman

William Penn

Using Artificial Intelligence to Map Telecommuting Prevalence

In the Philadelphia region, residents of wealthier neighborhoods will be more likely to work from home in the future, thus altering travel patterns and transit usage, according to a new mapping project powered by artificial intelligence (AI).

September 9, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Subway Map

The New York Subway Map, Explained

An interactive feature reveals the origins and design choices of the New York Subway map.

December 4, 2019 - The New York Times

Los Angeles Traffic - The Newhall Pass

A Detailed Map of the Nation's Auto Emissions

The New York Times illustrates the scope and scale of the great project still facing the United States: to decrease greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector of its economy.

October 11, 2019 - The New York Times

Portland Food Carts

The 'Economic Value Atlas': A New Tool for Assessing Economic Development

In an effort to generate a new approach to economic development and infrastructure investment, the Brookings Institution has developed a new "Economic Value Atlas."

June 7, 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


New Tool Puts Miami Development Opportunities on the Map

There's plenty of vacant or underutilized land to be found in Miami-Dade County, if you know where and how to look.

April 18, 2019 - Miami Herald

Tassafaronga Village Oakland California

Interactive Mapping Tool Illustrates the Impact of California's Big Housing Bill

University of California, Berkeley researchers have mapped the impact of SB 50, a bill that would allow new density around train stations and bus stops in cities all over the state of California.

April 10, 2019 - Curbed Los Angeles

March for Environmental Justice

Deep Economic and Racial Injustice Found in California Pollution Exposure

A new study confirms the facts of environment justice that has long been common knowledge in affected communities. Now the evidence can be mapped, as well.

February 15, 2019 - Union Of Concerned Scientists

Top Books

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Top Websites

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Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.