July 22, 2017, 9am PDT
A car spends 95 percent of the time parked, and only 5 percent of its time in use. The huge amount of space that system requires is made "intuitively and accessibly" comparable by the What the Street project.
January 27, 2017, 5am PST
Street networks and city blocks, reduced to their fundamental attributes, reveal the vast differences between cities.
December 2, 2016, 5am PST
Herwig Scherabon is a graphic designer featured this week in The Guardian.
October 14, 2016, 6am PDT
A new visualization from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History shows how the earth "breathes"—in the form of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and emissions.
June 28, 2016, 1pm PDT
We can now watch 6,000 years of urban settlements and movements unfold on our computer screens.
April 29, 2016, 5am PDT
Historic London collects panoramic views of modern London streets with historic photos transposed over them. Most of the views date from the first two decades of the 20th century.
August 4, 2015, 7am PDT
A data visualization project illustrates the long and varied traditions of American single-family housing.
May 20, 2015, 6am PDT
"A German university student has developed a fun new tool for visualizing public transit in a more system-oriented way," according to a post by Sam Sturgis.
March 3, 2015, 2pm PST
OpenStreetMap has released an animated map to illustrate the impressive growth of the project over the first ten years of its existence.
December 3, 2014, 7am PST
An article by Ben Campkin, Marina Mogilevich, and Rebecca Ross examines how images shape ideas about cities—from "John Snow’s Cholera map to Le Corbusier's plan for a contemporary city and Moose's 'clean graffiti.'"
November 28, 2014, 9am PST
Part infographic and part diary, the weather radials project tracks the weather for every day in 2013.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
July 20, 2014, 1pm PDT
In a review of the iPhone app Human, Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau examines how the daily movement of residents can be measured.
June 10, 2014, 6am PDT
A new post by Vox includes 40 maps, charts, and graphs explain that where and how food works in America.
April 27, 2014, 5am PDT
The Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District recently released its State of Downtown report. Downtown D.C.'s transformation over the last two decades has created an incredible revenue generator for the city.
April 15, 2014, 10am PDT
The common perception of New York City is as of a well-integrated city, full of multi-ethnic neighborhoods. But a recent article peeks behind the curtain of the city’s surprising boundaries of racial segregation.
April 4, 2014, 12pm PDT
A new animated map presents the reported cases of potholes in Chicago since November—the maps colorful and provides insights into how the city, and our relationship to it, can change with time.
March 26, 2014, 7am PDT
Seth Kadish says he was born with an innate sense of direction. As such, he appreciates street grids oriented to cardinal directions. The phenomena interested him enough to create a graphic that visualizes the orientation of 12 urban areas.
May 31, 2013, 2pm PDT
Lauren Drell at Mashable has rounded up 19 (or is it 21?) 'dynamic, real-time and compelling visualizations of how we live and move.'