San Francisco

How California Legislated Its Way to Smarter Growth

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

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.

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.

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.

What to Consider in Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy

Updated data from metros across the United States.

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.

How Much Do Yelp Reviews Matter?

Small differences in ratings can really help (or hurt) restaurants.

Video of the Day: Danny MacAskill vs. San Francisco

The Scottish trickster takes his bike crazy moves to the Bay.

San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake Sneaks Into Present-Day Photos

Then and now, all in one image.

America's Best Places for a Raise

Where you live can determine how much more you'll be making next year.

Mapmaker, Artist, or Programmer?

Self-described "map geek" Eric Fischer uses urban data to make some of the web's most intriguing spatial images.

The Case for Eliminating Disabled Parking Placards

They invite fraud, drain city revenue, and often fail to help those who need it most — new research proposes an alternative.

Accidental Curb Art of the Day: Mosquito Abatement Paint Dots

One S.F. designer sees beauty in the markings left behind on his city's storm drains.

How Long Will You Need to Save to Buy a Home In Your City?

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.

The Next Generation of DIY Urbanism Projects: So Much Cooler Than Parklets

Just wait til you see the PPPlanter on a street corner near you.

America's Leading College Towns

Mapping the metros with the largest share and largest number of college students.

Maps of the Day: 33,000 of Them, At Your Disposal

This is the coolest website in the world.