June 3, 2016, 6am PDT
A new guide helps communities set up groups that can help analyze their neighborhood data and put it to good use.
May 4, 2016, 1pm PDT
The way we measure the success of bikeshare systems could be giving us the wrong idea about their impacts, and about the transportation needs of low-income areas.
May 2, 2016, 7am PDT
A collaboration between Deloitte, Datawheel, and MIT has produced an intuitive aesthetically-pleasing gathering point for public data in the United States. Specific locations and industries boast easy-to-read profiles.
April 30, 2016, 11am PDT
City Observatory digs into the history of a Chicago suburb to answer the question: "Why don't people who say they'd like to take transit actually do it?"
April 15, 2016, 12pm PDT
Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs announced the launch of Sidewalk Talk — a blog and forum for urbanists and technologists to converse and collaborate.
April 5, 2016, 5am PDT
Amid the ubiquitous, and inconsistent, reportage on rising rents and housing prices, a guide from City Observatory helps point readers toward the most accurate numbers.
March 22, 2016, 12pm PDT
Transportation Secretary Antony Foxx called on local transit agencies earlier this month to share data to be used in building a comprehensive map of the nation's transit lines.
March 10, 2016, 9am PST
Containing more than 500 open datasets, GeoHub lets users access the wealth of data Los Angeles makes available. The tool is also intended to help employees from different city departments work together.
December 1, 2015, 10am PST
We would do well to withhold our praise of another seemingly new composite index such as the Social Progress Index.
November 20, 2015, 5am PST
Nielsen Scarborough released new market data this week that revealed the cities with the highest percentage of single women who live along with at least one cat.
November 18, 2015, 1pm PST
At the halfway point in the ten-year Census window, the Census Bureau undertakes research into how to improve its data collection for questions of race and ethnicity.
November 7, 2015, 5am PST
The recovery from the housing crisis of the Great Recession has proven uneven in more ways than one. One not insignificant feature: less lending to minority homebuyers.
October 22, 2015, 12pm PDT
According to an article by The Urbanist, some Seattle publications might have been caught telling people what they want to hear, rather than offering clear perspective on the building trends of the city.
September 10, 2015, 6am PDT
A new online visualization tool makes it easier to read and understand data about mobile phone usage in four cities around the world, including Los Angeles and New York.
August 19, 2015, 12pm PDT
The Wonkblog team puts new American Community Survey data to good use.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
August 18, 2015, 12pm PDT
Designed by researchers at the University of Chicago, the Plenario platform gathers all available open data for a specific area. Then it presents the data in an easy-to-use format.
August 17, 2015, 6am PDT
According to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey on commuting to work, one subregion in the Bay Area can claim accolades for having achieved the largest drop in solo-commuting from 2006, scoring the third lowest drive-alone rate in 2013.
The Sacramento Bee - Capitol Alert
August 14, 2015, 7am PDT
The U.S. Census has released data from 2013 that offer planners the most up-to-date data available about where Americans work and how they commute.
July 28, 2015, 6am PDT
There are two schools of though t when it comes to whether Uber and other companies like it are making traffic better or worse. A new study by new York City will endeavor to clear the air.
July 27, 2015, 12pm PDT
The age-old conflict between cars and bikes finally has the attention of one of the giants. Ford's Info Cycle project mounts sensors on street bikes to map out how multi-modal city travelers move around.