urban geography

Human Geography

Where the US Streets Have No Names

Numerical numbering systems, or numbering streets in specific orders, is one way some cities have taking the pain out of navigation. A comprehensive analysis of streets in the US found that half of the cities here prefer to have their streets numbered rather than named.

Maps and GIS

Earthquake Time Bombs

In his new book, Earthquake Time Bombs, Yeats discusses the world’s most dangerous earthquake hotspots, the communities at risk, and how the public can mitigate the effects of future disasters.