San Jose

A Fantasy Transit Map for San Francisco

A chat with the cartographer who dreamed up this latest entry into the aspirational transit future genre.

Ultra Global

Google: Please Use These Supercute People Movers on Your Campus

Pretty please with sugar on top?

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Why College Towns Are Happy Towns

According to new data from Gallup, university towns are the happiest metro areas in the country.

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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America's Healthiest Metros

In the spirit of the New Year, a look at how U.S. cities stack up on measures like obesity and smoking

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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

Reuters

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

The differences across metro areas are considerable

Reuters

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

Wikimedia Commons

Silicon Valley's Urban Planning Dilemma

An environmental law that sometimes keeps the region from building housing that's close to jobs

Reuters

Fighting Job Sprawl

Placing offices close to public transit is one of the best ways to get drivers off the road

Reuters

Where the World's Best Universities Are

Despite a flagging economy and supposedly waning global influence, America still comes out on top

Martin Prosperity Institute

The Geography of American Brands

Some U.S. cities have more top global brands than many large countries

Fentress Architects

9 Beautiful New Airport Terminals

If great design cured air travel woes, these airports would be set

ITO

Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

A new interactive map shows where drivers, bikers and pedestrians were killed 

Reuters

How to Get More Apples and Facebooks

It's high time to invest in the infrastructure cities need to foster new industrial clusters

Reuters

What's Missing from the Latest Census Income Calculations

D.C. has one of the highest per capita incomes in the country, but that doesn't mean its workers are making more

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Civic Symbolism: A Survey of City Hall Architecture

Which city hall buildings manage to capture something specific about a city's culture?

Eric Gaillard / Reuters

Mapping Where Crimes Are Likely to Occur, Before They Happen

Santa Cruz is testing a new system that attempts to predict likely locations of future crimes