Source: Graphic News, https://www.graphicnews.com/ Image: ABC News, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-16/notre-dame-cathedral-paris-engulfed-by-fire-roof-collapses/11018158 Readers: Yesterday was a heartbreaking day. A catastrophic fire engulfed the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, gutting and destroying the landmark’s spire. I was fortunate to visit the cathedral back in 2013, and, like the rest of the world, am sadden by this event. But, France will […]

Source: Gizmodo, Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan, August 27, 2013 When the proverbial cow kicked over the proverbial lantern on a Tuesday night in 1871 Chicago, it set in motion an urban transformation that would see its hodgepodge of wooden buildings replaced with the Windy City we know today. Now, thanks to the data viz wizards at Esri […]

(Above) An NFPA 704 sign out in the wild. According to the  sign, whatever is behind that door is very, very dangerous and cannot be exposed  to water. (image: Flickr user johnwilliamsphd) Cities are full of signs. Signs telling us where to go and how to get there;  signs suggesting things to buy and signs […]