San Francisco

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

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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

The Estate of David Klein

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

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The U.S. Cities With the Most Leftover to Spend ... After Paying for Housing

The differences across metro areas are considerable

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The Best Metro Data Releases of 2011

There's never been a better time to be an urban researcher

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The U.S. Metros That Can Most Afford to Buy Gifts This Year

Unsurprisingly, 15 of the top 20 most economically advantaged metros are located on the East and West Coasts

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11 New Buildings to Visit in 2012

You might have missed these new buildings, but they're definitely worth checking out in 2012

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How Public Transit Celebrates the Holidays

A roundup of the best train lights and subway car decorations

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The Folly of Corporate Relocation Incentives

When cities compete to lure big companies, no one wins

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Solving the Public Poop Problem

San Francisco considers a plan for cheap public toilets that compost