#citydata: Ten Facts About Cities (Part 3)


In recent weeks we’ve been focusing on the numbers behind cities as part of our new #citydata series. From bike lanes to construction to pet waste (yep), we’re covering the whole spectrum of sustainable cities in this super-visual series. Click the links to check out parts 1 and 2 of this series, or read on for even more #citydata.

That’s about the same as the population of Tallahassee every day.

And another 8% were taken by public transport.

Public spaces like these serve as neighborhood gathering places, the center of local culture and meaning. For an interesting look at the daily life surrounding basketball courts in NYC check out the documentary Doin’ It In the Park.

We know an overly concentrated economy didn’t work out too well for Detroit, so what does it mean for countries like Venezuela, where fluctuations in the price of oil have profound impact across the economy?

With over half the state facing extreme levels of drought, cities in New Mexico find themselves at the forefront of climate change and planning for adaptation.

Urban residents are also put off walking by issues such as cleanliness of streets, lack of amenities within walking distance and poor quality pavements.

The number of bikes available in bikeshare systems across America has doubled since January.

Toronto now leads the western world in highrise development.

Over that same period, only 900km of roads have been added.