The hyper-locality of gun violence in America

Source » Excellent insight and visualizations from The Guardian: Looking at the risk of gun homicide in terms of sweeping racial demographics, or even in terms of individual neighborhood census tracts, still obscures the real concentration of violence, crime experts said – and that further concentration is crucial to understanding how to…

Visualized in city maps: “for the first time, upper- and lower-class households together comprise over 50 percent of the population”

Source » Excellent “story map” from ESRI that visualizes both the economic disparity between neighborhoods and the disappearing middle class in several US cities: And for the first time in recorded history, the middle class no longer constitutes the nation’s economic majority, as upper- and lower-class households together comprise over…

“The World’s 15 Most Complex Subway Maps”

Source » “As ranked by a research team of mathematicians and theoretical physicists.” Of course. City Lab: For its study, the group analyzed maps of the world’s 15 largest metro transit networks, as determined by total stations. They considered all the trips a traveler could make from Point A to…