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Joanne Lu

3 October 2019

United States

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Humanitarian, crowdsourced street mapping has become a crucial part of disaster relief efforts. Initiatives like Missing Maps and OpenStreetMaps call on volunteer cartographers – professional or not – to fill in maps ...

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Annette Becker

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30 April 2018

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Copenhagen is a highly livable city, thanks to policies that focus on making streets safe and convenient to walk. The bigger the city, the worse it is to design urban spaces only with cars in mind, says planner and ar...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

12 February 2018

Finland

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In the past 150 years, Finland has gone from famine-ridden to renowned as one of the world’s strongest democracies with leading global rankings in health, education, and innovation. Culture is key to this transformati...

Yes! Magazine

Hannah Norman

12 January 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Social justice organizations use digital cartography to tell stories about and bring awareness to unfair gentrification and landlord loopholes. By making massive data sets available and easily digestible to the public...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

17 October 2017

England

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Across the world, lack of a precise address has created issues for communities, whether it be in terms of medical treatment, resource drop off, or even simple package deliver. Attempting to address this problem, this ...

The Guardian

David Parr

18 February 2014

Tokyo, Japan

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The twenty-first century city is a complex organism, and simulating it to anticipate traffic and transportation congestions can be problematic for urban planning. Researchers around the world from Japan to England hav...

The New York Times Magazine

Paul Tullis

19 September 2013

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, United States

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Between climate change and an ever increasing population, wildfires are becoming more and more of an annual challenge to mitigate, with firefighters and policy makers walking a thin edge between the need for natural b...

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