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How Long Will You Need to Save to Buy a Home In Your City?

You might earn more in places like San Francisco and New York – but it'll take you years to save for a down payment in those markets.

Urban Prototyping: San Francisco

The Next Generation of DIY Urbanism Projects: So Much Cooler Than Parklets

Just wait til you see the PPPlanter on a street corner near you.

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America's Leading College Towns

Mapping the metros with the largest share and largest number of college students.

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Maps of the Day: 33,000 of Them, At Your Disposal

This is the coolest website in the world.

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Is a VMT Tax a Good Idea?

San Francisco is the latest city to consider a vehicle-miles traveled fee system.

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America's Leading High-Tech, Venture Capital Centers

New data tracks the geography of technology investment.

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Preventing Suicide With Architecture

Should designs be altered to dissuade jumpers?

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The Uncomfortable Politics Behind the History of Urban Fires

A new book offers a sweeping look at how fire – and the way we’ve responded to and manipulated it – has shaped cities in every part of the world.

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Where Your Sofa Is High-Demand Real Estate

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

Laurel Roth's Weird, Wonderful Pigeon Sweaters

These bespoke costumes are both cute and acidic, a commentary on all the birds that America has destroyed.

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Using Uber Ridership Data to Compare Cities and Neighborhoods

San Francisco's Financial District is more Manhattan-like than it is San Francisco-like, and other observations.

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Parking Tool of the Day: The Digital Driveway Network

The online parking spot marketplace is heating up.

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The Startling Urban Dynamic in Pennsylvania's Voter ID Law

Philadelphia voters are in uncharted territory as the state fights over restrictive new ID legislation.

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Data-Mining a City's Visual Identity

Researchers train an algorithm to tell us why Paris looks like Paris.

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Decline of the Day: Stop and Frisk Down 34 Percent in New York

With legal challenges mounting, the NYPD conducted 70,000 fewer stops last quarter.

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The Geography of James Bond

Who's been to more cities, you or 007?

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The Geography of Bars and Restaurants

America's best cities for eating and drinking, according to Trulia.

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Sorry, Steve McQueen: This is the Craziest Drive Through San Francisco Ever

A stunt driver takes a high-speed and action-packed tour of the city.

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The Geography of Team USA

Where America's Olympians were born and where they currently live reveals interesting clusters.