San Francisco

Anthony Flint

Lessons From a Reinvented Military Base

The story of how this urban asset was re-purposed holds truths for cities engaged in similar transformations.

The PPlanter Team

Greening Cities Through the Power of Public Urination

A team of San Francisco inventors view drunks and the homeless as reservoirs of golden fertilizer.

Liz Hickok

There's Always Room for Jell-O Molded to Look Like San Francisco

Liz Hickok has created dozens of urban Jell-O landscapes.

San Francisco Sure Looks Creepy Without Any People In It

Filmmaker Ross Ching explains how he managed to depict the Golden Gate Bridge with no traffic, among other famous locations.

Noah Christman

Uncover the Secret Oases of San Francisco

An iPhone app that maps downtown’s indoor parks, rooftop terraces, urban gardens, and bamboo forests.

Rachel Fritz/Rick Nolthenius/NASA

Huge Fireball in the Sky Shocks San Francisco

One witness said "it looked like we had seen the International Space Station come down."

American Freedom Defense Initiative

Yes, This Ad Is Offensive. But Free Speech Rides Public Transit, Too

Sometimes embracing free speech means sharing the subway with an ad that churns your stomach.

Courtesy of USA Today

Map of the Day: Where Water Bills Have Tripled

The cost of water has risen much more in some places than in others.

Reuters

A Cross-Country Crusade Against Pointless Bike Deaths

The creators of "Spoke" will ride from San Francisco to Orlando exploring the hazards of riding in the United States.

Shutterstock

How Technology Is Fueling Urban Inequality

Start-ups and entrepreneurs promise a bright future. But is it a future that crowds out the poor and disadvantaged?

NRDC

How California Legislated Its Way to Smarter Growth

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

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Should Millennials Feel Guilty for Leaving Their Small Towns Behind?

Growing up, I couldn't wait to flee central Indiana. Now I just feel lucky, and terrible.

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Where High-Growth Company Founders Start Out and Where They End Up

The flow of entrepreneurial talent and which metros are "producing," "exporting," "importing," and "consuming" it.

Mark Cavagnero Associates

Designs for America's First Standalone Jazz Hall

Architects created a San Francisco performance space that feels more like a community room.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

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

Courtesy of Trulia

What to Consider in Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy

Updated data from metros across the United States.

Courtesy of Lit Motors

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.