ideas for cities

This Big City on tumblr is your source for ideas that can make cities better. It is curated by Joe Peach and Lucas Lindsey.

Joe founded This Big City in 2009. He is a Marketing professional and works in one of London's most sustainable buildings.

Lucas is an urbanist, futurist, and blogger. He's the child of a suburban nation, but born again believer in an urban future. He lives in Tallahassee, USA.

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maptitude:

In this map, countries are labeled by finding their area ranking (out of the world’s countries), and then using the name of the country that has that same population ranking. For example, China, which is the fourth largest county by area, is labeled “Indonesia”, because Indonesia has the fourth biggest population in the world. As the map notes in the upper right corner, some interesting coincidences result - Yemen, Brazil, Ireland, and the US don’t change places with any country. 
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maptitude:

In this map, countries are labeled by finding their area ranking (out of the world’s countries), and then using the name of the country that has that same population ranking. For example, China, which is the fourth largest county by area, is labeled “Indonesia”, because Indonesia has the fourth biggest population in the world. As the map notes in the upper right corner, some interesting coincidences result - Yemen, Brazil, Ireland, and the US don’t change places with any country.