Links and Sources

Links for the Country

BBC News analyzes telephonic links in Great Britain based on research by MIT SENSEable City Labs.

Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program State of Metropolitan America
This interactive map of U.S. metropolitan regions highlights the top urban areas in the county and includes demographic, economic, and population data.

Census Bureau facts about Chattanooga, TN
Population, housing, demographic, and geography data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Census Bureau facts about Minneapolis, MN
Population, housing, demographic, and geography data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau

Census Bureau facts about Pittsburgh, PA
Population, housing, demographic and geography data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau

Census Bureau facts about St. Louis, MO
Population, housing, demographic, and geography data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau

Census Bureau facts about St. Paul, MN
Population, housing, demographic, and geography data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau

Geographic Mobility and Migration
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau on where Americans are moving to and from.

Map where Americans are Moving
More than 10 million people moved from one county to another in 2008. This interactive map visualizes these moves. Produced by FORBES.

MIT SENSEable City Lab
The increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in recent years is allowing a new approach to the study of the built environment. Studying these changes from a critical point of view and anticipating them is the goal of the SENSEable City Laboratories at MIT.

Pictorial slideshow of cities around the world, produced by Foreign Policy.

Race and ethnicity maps of cities across the United States based on 2000 Census Data. Assembled by Eric Fischer.

Visualizing city data including shipping, airlines, ring roads, and cell phone use. Assembled by Architecture Boston.

Links and Sources

Center for Neighborhood Technology Housing and Transportation Index
Americans traditionally consider housing affordable if it costs 30 percent or less of their income. The Housing + Transportation Affordability Index, in contrast, offers the true cost of housing based on its location by measuring the transportation costs associated with place.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Hosts a range of data from this government agency on aging, workplace, obesity and life expectancy.

Community Health Status Indicators
Run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site provides an overview of key health indicators for local communities and to encourage dialogue about actions that can be taken to improve a community’s health.

Data.gov
The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. There are thousands and thousands of data sets on this site from across government agencies.

Data Driven Detroit
Data Driven Detroit (D3) provides accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive informed decision-making to strengthen communities in Southeast Michigan.

Food Environment Atlas
Run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this site explores food and environment factors—such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics—to see how they interact to influence food choices and diet quality.

National Atlas.gov
This website displays a collection of government data on demographics, agriculture, climate and transportation.

Walkshed New York
Walkshed New York uses an advanced methodology to calculate and map walkability in New York City.

Walkshed Philadelphia
Wakshed Philadelphia measures the walkability of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Walkscore
Ranks the walkability of the top 40 cities in the United States.

 

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