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The Streetcar As a City's Moving Symbol

A survey of light rail aesthetics from around the world.

The City, Covered With Logos

Are corporate logos diminishing the sense of place in cities?

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How One Man Built His City a Fiber Optic Network

Software entrepreneur Patrick Kennedy is bringing faster internet to San Leandro, thanks to infrastructure put in place by BART and city officials.

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Is the Biker Rights Movement Gaining Momentum?

A new anti-harassment law in Berkeley and a building-access law in San Francisco are both the second of their kind.

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The Death Row of Urban Highways, Part 3

Five highways whose execution gave their cities new life.

Tiny Space of the Day: The 160-Square-Foot Apartment

A builder designs the smallest studios allowed by California zoning code.

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Can Urban Highways Be Fixed?

They don't cut down on traffic or make travel faster, and they should be replaced.

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Zipcar's Cities of the Future

Zipcar ranks U.S. cities on innovation, sustainability, and creativity.

You Are Where You Wear

The often subtle (and occasionally lucrative) art of expressing city pride, via t-shirt.

Can Subways Ever Really Be Rat-Free?

In New York, legislators debate whether a bill banning food will cut down on the city's vermin.

In San Francisco, Buses Become the Police

After a successful pilot program, the entire fleet will soon be equipped with cameras to ticket cars that block transit-only traffic.

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S.F. Mayor Wants Tony Bennett on Every Radio Station

San Francisco hopes to honor “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” on Valentine's Day.

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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.

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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.