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The Future of U.S. Redevelopment Financing: China?

China is considering investing in major projects in San Francisco. Could this be the way forward for cash-strapped cities?

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San Francisco to L.A. in 30 Minutes? Sure, on the Hyperloop

Elon Musk imagines a cheap, faster-than-a-plane, weather-immune, crash-impervious people-mover.

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Large U.S. Cities and Tolerance

How America's biggest metro areas stack up.

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The Longest BART Ride Ever

One man's trip across the entire system from end to end to end in one shot.

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An Experiment Worth Watching: All-Door Bus Boarding in San Francisco

Allowing bus riders to board in the rear as well as the front is common outside the U.S., but few American transit agencies have been willing to try it.

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When the Bad Guys Ride Bikes

A spate of injuries and deaths have forced cities to reassess how pedestrians and cyclists interact.

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.

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Of Course People Will Ride California HSR

What they may stop riding are commercial airlines, research suggests.

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San Francisco Hopes to Curb Panhandling With Puppies

A potentially novel solution to two tough problems. 

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Can China Reinvigorate the American Housing Market?

Maybe. But we should be doing that ourselves.

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In San Francisco, a One-Stop Shop for Building Better Streets

A new website streamlines the process for creating parklets, art installations, bike parking and more.

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A Peep at 10 of the World's Most Popular Red Light Districts

Where urban morals, margins, and mainstream converge — under cover of a neon glow.

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San Francisco's High-Tech Cost Advantage

San Francisco stacks up well these days compared with Silicon Valley.

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The Birth of Zoning Codes, a History

Or, how Americans learned to legislate our NIMBY impulses.

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The Next Big Start-Up Wave: Civic Technology

Right now, civic-minded digital innovation is done mostly by volunteer hackathons and app contests. Code for America has a plan to change that.

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Which City Might Try to Ban Huge Sodas Next?

Deductive reasoning says Seattleites should drink 'em while they got 'em.

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Cash Still Needed to Turn S.F.'s Bay Bridge Into a Giant, Glimmering Lite-Brite

Artist Leo Villereal is still hoping to outfit the iconic span with a carpet of white lights that's 1.5 miles long.

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The Best City Parks Systems in America

A new ParkScore metric from the Trust for Public Land names San Francisco and Sacramento the nation's best.

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Number of the Day: 418

That's how many new units of housing San Francisco added in 2011, the lowest since 1993.