Remapping the United States
The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Studies Program's maps offer a wonderful look into the changing demographics of the United States.
We all create our own mental maps of the world, but for people who write about state and local government, these maps are particularly important. Our understanding of which cities are growing, which are shrinking, and which are struggling determine what cities we visit and which issues we explore. Sometimes, it helps to fact check our perceptions against demographic realities. A new mapping projected unveiled today by the Brookings Institute's Metropolitan Policy Project makes it easy — and entertaining — to do precisely that.
To see the potential, take a look at this map of America's largest suburbs. See the year bar below it? By dragging on it, you can see how America's suburbs have changed since 2000. It just one of the ways to explore this very interesting site. Click here to go to Brookings's map.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
7,000 Emails From Baltimore Riots Reveal Chaos Among City Officials1 hour ago
Nation's First Offshore Wind Farm Gets Underway in Rhode Island1 hour ago
New York's LaGuardia Airport Will Get a $4 Billion Makeover1 hour ago
California Court Refuses to Rule on Assisted Suicide1 hour ago
Oklahoma Court Orders State to Remove Ten Commandments Monument49 minutes ago
Chicago Public Schools' Debt Rating Takes Another Hit39 minutes ago