As mass demonstrations against police brutality fill U.S. cities, an informal network of mutual aid is handing out free food, face masks, and other supplies.
As national protesters call for defunding police, a movement for anti-racist “people’s budgets” is spreading from LA to Nashville to Grand Rapids.
Transit unions are supporting members who have balked at assisting police during demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd.
President Donald Trump used Twitter to announce a spate of already-approved bus, commuter train, and light rail projects, many in politically strategic states.
All maps have biases. A new online exhibit explores the history of map distortions, from intentional propaganda to basic data literacy.
Fear of crowds in small spaces in the pandemic is spurring new norms and technological changes for the people-moving machines that make skyscrapers possible.
Will car traffic surge as lockdowns end, or will millions of Americans decide to bike, walk, or work from home permanently? Emerging research offers some hints.
In the Progressive Era, reformers like Jane Addams understood the link between public health and urban poverty. Today’s leaders could learn a lot from them.
After lockdowns ease, public transportation ridership in the U.S. is likely to remain low for years. But some see a way forward for a new understanding of transit’s role.
As the Library of Congress archives visuals about coronavirus, it is documenting a dramatic expansion in the forms and functions of maps — and their makers.