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The Future of Cities According to TechCrunch Disrupt

Three of the finalists in this week's startup contest offer city-themed innovations.

Watch Your Camera Around San Francisco's Thieving Seagulls

Guarding your belongings is hard to do when the thief is one foot tall and can fly.

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How Much Do Yelp Reviews Matter?

Small differences in ratings can really help (or hurt) restaurants.

Danny MacAskill vs. San Francisco

Video of the Day: Danny MacAskill vs. San Francisco

The Scottish trickster takes his bike crazy moves to the Bay.

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San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake Sneaks Into Present-Day Photos

Then and now, all in one image.

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America's Best Places for a Raise

Where you live can determine how much more you'll be making next year.

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Mapmaker, Artist, or Programmer?

Self-described "map geek" Eric Fischer uses urban data to make some of the web's most intriguing spatial images.

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The Case for Eliminating Disabled Parking Placards

They invite fraud, drain city revenue, and often fail to help those who need it most — new research proposes an alternative.

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Accidental Curb Art of the Day: Mosquito Abatement Paint Dots

One S.F. designer sees beauty in the markings left behind on his city's storm drains.

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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.