They invite fraud, drain city revenue, and often fail to help those who need it most — new research proposes an alternative.
One S.F. designer sees beauty in the markings left behind on his city's storm drains.
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.
Just wait til you see the PPPlanter on a street corner near you.
Mapping the metros with the largest share and largest number of college students.
This is the coolest website in the world.
San Francisco is the latest city to consider a vehicle-miles traveled fee system.
New data tracks the geography of technology investment.
Should designs be altered to dissuade jumpers?
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.
New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.
These bespoke costumes are both cute and acidic, a commentary on all the birds that America has destroyed.
San Francisco's Financial District is more Manhattan-like than it is San Francisco-like, and other observations.
The online parking spot marketplace is heating up.
Philadelphia voters are in uncharted territory as the state fights over restrictive new ID legislation.
Researchers train an algorithm to tell us why Paris looks like Paris.
With legal challenges mounting, the NYPD conducted 70,000 fewer stops last quarter.
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