Urban Geography

The study of cities and urban processes is the basis of urban geography, a subdiscipline of geography.

Screenshot from the City Guesser geography game.

Guess the City Based on Street Video

Caitlin Dempsey

City Guesser is an online geography game that uses audio and visual street video to provide hints about where in the world the city is located.

A view of a suburban subdivision being developed in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Image: USGS, public domain.

Defining the Degree of Urbanization

Elizabeth Borneman

The Degree of Urbanization model classifies urban, semi-urban, and rural areas based on data from open satellite imagery and GIS data.

Nature Emerges as People Shelter-in-Place During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Caitlin Dempsey

As people shelter-in-place during the coronavirus outbreak, animals come out to roam and skies are clearer in some places.

Growing food in urban gardens can increase access to produce.

Urban Farming Increases Food Resources for Local Populations

Elizabeth Borneman

Researchers from the University of Sheffield mapped out urban spaces that could be used to grow fruits and vegetables in Sheffield, a city in England.

Mumbai police have launched an anti-honking campaign to reduce noise pollution in the city.

Mumbai Police Fighting Noise Pollution With Enforced Patience

Caitlin Dempsey

In an effort to lower noise levels, the Mumbai Police have set up noise meters at select traffic signals around the city called "Punishing Signals".