urban geography

A view of dark clouds over some urban buildings with blue sky in the background.

Cities are Changing Cloud Formations

Mark Altaweel

Researchers looked at cloud patterns over urban areas for 447 cities in the United States using satellite imagery.

Crow siting on a chain link fence.

The Growth of Crows in Cities

Katarina Samurović

Since the 1960s, more and more crows have been abandoning their rural winter roosts in favor of cities and towns.

Cover of 'The Eternal City: A History of Rome in Maps"

Review | The Eternal City: A History of Rome in Maps

G.T. Dempsey

When you finish this delight of a book, you feel that the history of the mapping of Rome can stand as the very paradigm of the history of pre-digital cartography itself.

Grand Canyon aiport. Photo: NPS, public domain.

Which Countries Have No Airport?

Caitlin Dempsey

How many countries in the world have no airports? There are five countries, all located in Europe, out of the 196 countries in the world that have no airports located within their borders.

Examples of city climate adaptation action themes. The size of the circle is proportional to the number of actions listed in the 80 city plans analysed, for each of the ten categories, from largest to smallest: physical infrastructure (73 actions); management and planning (62); green infrastructure (57); practice and behaviour (55); technology (52); policy (49); information (45); capacity building (40); warning or observing (22); financing (20). Source: Butt et al., 2018.

Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation

Mark Altaweel

Many cities globally are forging ahead with climate change adaptation.

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