Posts Tagged: maps

Elevated Rails to Skytrains

The Elevated Transit Rail system is not a new type of transit solution, but for many cities it is an “un-preferred” one. Specifically in many western cities, elevated mass transit rail systems were some of the first rail solutions for

Elevated Rails to Skytrains

The Elevated Transit Rail system is not a new type of transit solution, but for many cities it is an “un-preferred” one. Specifically in many western cities, elevated mass transit rail systems were some of the first rail solutions for

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Urbanization News: July 8

Rankled: This week’s featured news story is from Polis, which posted an excellent critical piece about city rankings: “The regurgitated notion that New York, London, and Tokyo sit comfortably at the peak of the “global city” hierarchy has little bearing

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Urbanization News: July 8

Rankled: This week’s featured news story is from Polis, which posted an excellent critical piece about city rankings: “The regurgitated notion that New York, London, and Tokyo sit comfortably at the peak of the “global city” hierarchy has little bearing

UNEP Map: Slum Population of Africa

Usually Asia and not Africa comes to mind when we hear about rapid urbanization.  UN-HABITAT however, warns that over the next 40 years Africa’s urban population will triple. With this trend in mind the results of Riccardo Pravettoni’s map below

UNEP Map: Slum Population of Africa

Usually Asia and not Africa comes to mind when we hear about rapid urbanization.  UN-HABITAT however, warns that over the next 40 years Africa’s urban population will triple. With this trend in mind the results of Riccardo Pravettoni’s map below

Real Time City: LIVE Singapore

MIT’s SENSEable City Lab presents “LIVE Singapore!,” a series of five different perspectives of flowing real time data in Singapore.  The exhibit is composed of: multi-dimensional maps… showing the movement of crowds, taxis, airline passengers, the cityʼs fast changing microclimatic

Real Time City: LIVE Singapore

MIT’s SENSEable City Lab presents “LIVE Singapore!,” a series of five different perspectives of flowing real time data in Singapore.  The exhibit is composed of: multi-dimensional maps… showing the movement of crowds, taxis, airline passengers, the cityʼs fast changing microclimatic

Photogenic Cities

Have you ever wondered how photogenic your city is?  Eric Fischer created a series of maps, ordered by the number of pictures taken in the central cluster of each city.  He use  geotagged photo information from public Flickr and Picasa

Photogenic Cities

Have you ever wondered how photogenic your city is?  Eric Fischer created a series of maps, ordered by the number of pictures taken in the central cluster of each city.  He use  geotagged photo information from public Flickr and Picasa

Mapping Shacks in Uganda

UN-HABITAT and Slum/Shack Dwellers International have joined forces in Uganda on a pilot project mapping land occupancy in urban slums based on actual patterns of occupancy rather than parcel boundary. This project is part of a larger effort by the

Mapping Shacks in Uganda

UN-HABITAT and Slum/Shack Dwellers International have joined forces in Uganda on a pilot project mapping land occupancy in urban slums based on actual patterns of occupancy rather than parcel boundary. This project is part of a larger effort by the

Urban Form in Shanghai vs New York

Berlin New York Istanbul After last week’s post Comparing Urban Form and then seeing these amazing comparative maps by French artist Armelle Caron I was inspired to investigate urban form a little deeper.  One description of Caron’s work says, Caron

Urban Form in Shanghai vs New York

Berlin New York Istanbul After last week’s post Comparing Urban Form and then seeing these amazing comparative maps by French artist Armelle Caron I was inspired to investigate urban form a little deeper.  One description of Caron’s work says, Caron