A global map of travel time to cities

A global map of travel time to cities to assess inequalities in accessibility in 2015:

Our results highlight disparities in accessibility relative to wealth as 50.9% of individuals living in low-income settings (concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa) reside within an hour of a city compared to 90.7% of individuals in high-income settings. By further triangulating this map against socioeconomic datasets, we demonstrate how access to urban centres stratifies the economic, educational, and health status of humanity.

Welcome to the big time, you’re bound to be a star…

This article gives an overview of the process by which a band makes it ‘big’, i.e., going from playing small venues to stadium-sized concert halls. The odds aren’t very good. Of 7,000, less than twenty make it. Aside from that life lesson, the data visuals on this piece are excellent.