Archives by Month: December, 2015

Mapping the Value of Parking: Part Two

For this past Thanksgiving I wrote a post for Strong Towns about how pavement dilutes tax production. I decided to do the math and look at exactly how much parking we really have. What I find shocking is the extent to which our cities are built for our cars. Douglas Adams comments on this reality in his fantastic story The Hitchhiker’s… Continue Reading »

Comparing Urban Footprints

How many different ways can a million people look? What am I looking at? This gallery is designed to compare the footprints of different American cities. Slide through the thumbnails at the bottom of each image to choose up to four to compare. Each image is projected at the same scale  (1:250k) and depicts simplified land… Continue Reading »