You can see the process unfold in this interactive graphic from “civic hacker” John Krauss. Buildings colored red saw more than half their units deregulated between 2007 and 2014. Those in bright orange saw at least 25% of units deregulated, while lighter oranges indicate 10-25% and 5-10% decreases. Yellow indicates less than 5%. … [Read more...] about Mapping How New York City Is Gradually Losing Its Rent Stabilized Apartments
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The U.S. is covered in about 4 million miles of roads. And while that’s only a fraction of a percent of the total land area in the lower 48 states, it’s still enough to have a noticeable impact on the environment–from heat islands, to floods, to pollution runoff in nearby waterways. It’s also enough space that some argue roads could be used as solar generators to power the entire country. … [Read more...] about These Beautiful Maps Show How Much Of The U.S. Is Paved Over
The world faces serious problems as it tries to feed itself. Climate change, population growth, decreasing “agrobiodiversity”–these are all dynamics that could make it more difficult to put food on people’s plates. At the same time, possible solutions to food insecurity, like genetic modification or reducing food waste, are either controversial or difficult to achieve. We have an uphill battle to close the gap between expected future demand and what we currently produce. … [Read more...] about 9 Beautiful Illustrations Explain The Coming Food Crisis
All of the data came from the USDA’s obsessively detailed records. “Luckily, the USDA keeps a really accurate record of all of the land in America, down to the point where you can see what every single acre has been used for over the last 13 years,” he says. Next, he plans to start mapping change over time. “There could be a really interesting story told by looking at zoomed-in areas, and understanding how a landscape has changed through the years, or at different times when critical events maybe caused land to change.” … [Read more...] about Beautiful Maps Of All The Trees, Sprawl, and Corn In the U.S.