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David Dudley

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Baltimore, MD, United States

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  • CityLab
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Past articles by David:

‘The Quarantine Atlas’ Maps How 65 Lives Turned Upside Down

In maps and essays, a new book from Bloomberg CityLab charts the less visible changes of a global pandemic. → Read More

MapLab: New York City’s Enduring Subway Map Debate

This week, Bloomberg CityLab’s David Dudley updates readers on the latest turn in the decades-long saga of what might be the world’s most divisive subway map: → Read More

Documenting the Last Pay Phones In America

A photographer in Rochester, N.Y., tries to capture an obsolete technology before it disappears. → Read More

How Helsinki Built ‘Book Heaven’

Finland’s most ambitious library has a lofty mission, says Helsinki’s Tommi Laitio: It’s a kind of monument to the Nordic model of civic engagement. → Read More

How Helsinki Built ‘Book Heaven’

Finland’s most ambitious library has a lofty mission, says Helsinki’s Tommi Laitio: It’s a kind of monument to the Nordic model of civic engagement. → Read More

Here's Why Vienna Tops 'Most Livable Cities' Lists

Viennese lawmaker Maria Vassilakou explains why the Austrian capital ranks so high on quality-of-life rankings, despite its rapidly growing population. → Read More

The Utopian Vision That Explains Renaissance Fairs

What’s behind the enduring popularity of all these medieval-themed living-history festivals? → Read More

All I Really Needed to Know About Cities I Learned From ‘Jaws’

Want to understand how public meetings work, the power of place-based branding, and why bad mayors keep getting re-elected? Look no further than Amity Island. → Read More

All I Really Needed to Know About Cities I Learned From ‘Jaws’

Want to understand how public meetings work, the power of place-based branding, and why bad mayors keep getting re-elected? Look no further than Amity Island. → Read More

Despite Everything, America Remains a Nation of Hot Dogs

July 17 is National Hot Dog Day. Time to celebrate one thing that millions of Americans have in common. → Read More

It’s Time to Celebrate Baltimore’s Much-Maligned Metro

In 1987, the Maryland Transit Administration busted out a brass band to open a subway that never had a chance. → Read More

The 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in America (This Year)

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2019 list of imperiled buildings, neighborhoods, and districts reveals the threats that older places face. → Read More

Baltimore Lost Its Mayor. Where Does That Leave Its Narrative?

Mayor Catherine Pugh, who resigned amid a corruption probe, was obsessed with the city’s image. But Baltimore’s battered brand isn’t its most urgent problem. → Read More

Volkswagen Kills the Beetle, the Car That Conquered the City

For millions of young people, the VW was a ticket to selfhood. → Read More

'Zen Mode': When You Don't Want to Talk in Uber or Lyft

Lyft's (entirely speculative) "zen mode" would silence chatty drivers. Brilliant or troubling? → Read More

Cold Snap Survival Tips For the 2018 'Bomb Cyclone'

Don’t get frozen in action when the cold snap hits, East Coast. → Read More

'New Maine News' and the Rise of Local News Satire

We appear to be entering a golden age of local news satire. → Read More

CityLab on the Road

We’re heading out on the historic Lincoln Highway, America’s first coast-to-coast thoroughfare. → Read More

What Cities Lose When an Alt-Weekly Dies

As the Village Voice stops its print edition, the alternative-weekly era officially ends. → Read More

Baltimore Just Showed America How to Take Its Confederate Monuments Down

For a city dogged by violence and unrest, this was a big deal. → Read More