I don't live in Washington, DC. I live near Washington, DC. I would like to live in it, but it's an expensive city, and my income, while above the national average, is well below the regional average, and finding a two bedroom in our price range is difficult.
Strava, a popular fitness-tracking app for runners and cyclists, just announced a new initiative. Because the app collects so much location information about people on the move, the company is now selling its data to local governments, where city planners can put it to use. Good idea!
If you love the city-planning aspect of Sim City but can't handle the pressure of playing god, then you may have just found your new favorite time-waster. Say hello to Mini Metro.
One of the most incredible things about Brooklyn—and New York City in general—is the consistent commingling of the young and the old, the modern and the antiquated. And never have we seen anything that captures this quality quite like Thomas Rhiel's visualization of Brooklyn, which maps every building based on the…
Today is the 200th birthday of the street map that spawned the Greatest City in the World. The NY Times has a revealing story on how the grid, which mapped 11 avenues and 155 crosstown streets, transformed New York into a city of right angles.