Visualization

Air Pollution

Air Pollution, Visualized

The New York Times created a visualization of air pollution that allows comparisons between local conditions and the worst air pollution in the world.

December 5, 2019 - The New York Times

Violin

Sunday Fun: Visualizing the Vibrations of Five Miles of Fiber Optic Cable

This new visualization helps us see the unseen: the underground fiber optic cables that lie beneath campus at Stanford University in California.

May 21, 2017 - Victoria & Albert Museum

Historic Hong Kong

Historic Hong Kong: Visualizing a Changed City

Created with input from historian Mark Footer, this tool overlays street views of modern Hong Kong with historical photos from the colonial era through the 20th century.

December 11, 2015 - HotelClub

Mapping the Knowledge Domain of Planning

Tom Sanchez and Nader Afzalan explore the age old question, "what is planning?" in their new report published earlier this week.

October 31, 2014 - Tom Sanchez

Road Signs

Friday Eye Candy: Historic Visualization Tracks U.S. Growth from 1790 to 1890

The visualization has something for everyone: a colorful visualization of population trends for the data geeks, a vintage look and feel for the hipsters, and the competitive aspect of comparing cities to each other for everyone else.

June 27, 2014 - CityLab

SimCity 2013

Visualizing Big Data In Your Own SimCity World

Two former Mozilla engineers strive to merge big data with a 3D model of London and, potentially, other cities.

April 11, 2014 - FastCompany

Web-Tool Maps Real-Time Deforestation

A new web-based program, Global Forest Watch, provides access to almost real-time visualization of forests around the world.

March 22, 2014 - ASLA The Dirt

An Eloquent Visualization of State-to-State Migration

Data analyst and graphics wizard Chris Walker has created a stunning interactive visualization that depicts the migration patterns between each American state in 2012.

November 21, 2013 - The Atlantic Cities

Beneath the Sea, Recognizing the Need to Turn Down the Volume

Humans are a noisy lot. In addition to fouling our cities with extreme sounds and exporting our din to wilderness areas, scientists are beginning to recognize and map the substantial impact of human-generated sound on the world's waters.

December 12, 2012 - The New York Times

Stunning Videos Of Public Transit Patterns

Data visualizations show the daily ebb and flow of public transit traffic in world's major cities.

December 2, 2012 - Wired

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

The best of the Internet—since 2002.

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.