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Why So Many Romantic Comedies Are Set in Cities

Snapshots of cities most love-inducing qualities.

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Should Public Trees Bear Fruit?

San Francisco's "Guerilla Grafters" are transforming the city's trees into bootleg fruit producers, much to the chagrin of officials.

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San Francisco Tops the Nation in Parking Meter Fines

Only New York City has comparatively expensive tickets for parking at an expired meter.

Courtesy: Pavement to Parks

If You Want Nice People, Make Nice Places

A Pavement to Parks program spruces up public spaces. Will it help keep the homeless away?

Postcard From San Francisco

Free street parking may be over and other news.

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Why You Should Buy an iPad in Bangkok Instead of Buenos Aires

Comparing the price of an iPad and more than 20 other consumer goods across a selection of the world's major cities.

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The Surprisingly Complex Art of Urban Wayfinding

Why some signs help you get where you're going while others get you lost.

The Geography of Venture Capital

New York and Boston are trying to get a bigger slice of the VC pie. But a new report suggests they're going to have to work a lot harder.

What Smart Growth Advocates Get Wrong About Density

It isn't just about the number of buildings

HubSOMA (Courtesy 5M)

Collaborative Workspaces: Not All They're Cracked Up to Be

It's high time for some backlash against open office designs

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What the Eurostar's Success Means for California HSR

A new study shows just how much high-speed rail dominates the Paris-to-London trip and concludes it would compete with air travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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D.C. Taxi Industry Already Irritated With Uber

The app-based luxury car service once again finds itself under fire after expanding to additional cities

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How David Klein and TWA Branded America's Jet Age

1960s era posters illustrate cities around the world

The City as Urban Whirlpool

A new Google map hack lets you create wild, trippy images of your favorite city streets 

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The Awkward Art of Neighborhood Naming

Feeling connected to a neighborhood is a good thing. But what if where you live doesn't have a real name?

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Happy New Year! Now Give Up Your Cigarettes, Plastic Bags and Shark Fins

A round-up of new municipal laws from around the country

The Best Of 'Best Ofs' of 2011

A round-up of the strangest city highlights from alternative weeklies around the country

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The Great California Sports Shuffle

Silicon Valley cities try to entice the A’s and 49ers to move into new digs

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Bike-Sharing for the Unbanked

D.C. tries to find a way to include residents who don't have credit cards