San Diego

How to Save Water-Starved Cities

The key, according to a new report, is forming partnerships with farmers.

Where Working Households Are Struggling the Most to Pay Their Rent

More than a quarter of America's working renter households now spend a majority of their income on rent.

America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.

Why We Crave 'Authentic' Cities: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

The Monotony of Gentrification: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

Public Shaming of the Day: The Worst Sidewalks in San Diego

Behold the Stumblr.

Is There Less Drunk Driving in the South, Or Just Less Data?

We've got a couple of theories.

People Trying to Reduce Air Pollution Might Be Inhaling Even More Pollution

Bicyclists and public-bus commuters in San Diego are exposing themselves to a whole lot of crap in the air, according to new research.

Gun Buybacks After Newtown: It's a Race to Schedule Them

San Diego joins a growing list of municipalities hustling to collect weapons from a record number of residents.

Real-Life George Costanza Caused the Bomb Scare at Pittsburgh's Airport

The unnamed cleaning contractor had built a secret napping nest inside an airport bathroom.

The Leading U.S. Cities for LGBT Equality

They are mostly found on the coasts, according to a new study.

To Get America Growing Again, We Have to Look to Our Most Productive Metro Areas

The United States is not just as a single national economy but a collection of city and metro economies, and they're growing at starkly different rates.

America's Most Diverse Neighborhoods

More and more suburbs are cropping up as hubs.

The Needlessly Inscrutable Geography of Scientific Funding

Data are scarce, but a look at grants from the National Institutes of Health gives us at least a partial picture.

How California Legislated Its Way to Smarter Growth

A landmark 2008 land use law has led to more sustainable communities.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.

Where Your Sofa Is High-Demand Real Estate

New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.

Can Light Rail Carry a City's Transit System?

It can if it's built right, as in Portland or San Diego, and new research explains why.

The U.S. Airports Most Likely To Influence the Spread of Global Disease

The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.