TransitCenter's Transit Insights tool makes it possible to look at transit trends over time and see how demographic change influences transit infrastructure.
The term "gerrymander" was originally coined by a political cartoonist to describe the salamander-shaped electoral districts drawn by the political party colleagues of Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry in 1812. The word is an amalgamation of the words "Gerry" and "salamander," and it describes the way politicians divide geographic areas into voting districts that give one [...]
Exploring the history of maptivism and its current incarnations in Atlanta.
These animated GIFs show the growth of Atlanta's urbanized areas from 1984 to 2016.
How do local governments decide where to invest public funds? Better yet, how can local governments help ensure that these investments are distributed to projects in an equitable manner? Unfortunately, there is no single, easy answer. However, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has created an interactive equity analysis tool to help address these questions. [...]
With daylight savings time over, temperatures dropping, and a certain crispness in the once muggy air, there’s no time like now to go outside and enjoy all that fall has to offer. But that begs the question: When will autumn leaves be most colorful in the Atlanta region this year? According to the 2018 Fall [...]
The deadline to register to vote in the 2018 General Election in Georgia is Tuesday, October 9, 2018. With this deadline on the horizon, we thought it a good time to take a closer look at who votes in the Atlanta metro region. Using data on voter registration and voter turnout from the last [...]
Tuesday, November 6th, the date of the 2018 General Election, is fast approaching. With this in mind, we have compiled and are sharing data on registration and turnout among voters in the 20-county Atlanta metro region for the last four general elections. Hover over the chart below to find out what percentage of the [...]