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The U.S. Airports Most Likely To Influence the Spread of Global Disease

The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.

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George Lucas's Lesson to NIMBYs: Careful What You Wish For

The filmmaker lost a long-running zoning battle with his California neighbors. Now they may get something they want even less than a movie studio in their back yard: low-income housing.

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San Francisco's Mission District in 22 Maps

An atlas created by students at UC Berkeley shows just how many layers one neighborhood can have.

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The Psychology Behind Why Creative People Cluster

Research reveals why highly creative people who are open to new experience find themselves drawn to certain places.

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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.