San Jose

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America's Best Places for a Raise

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


The Geography of Bars and Restaurants

America's best cities for eating and drinking, according to Trulia.

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Gay Pride Parades Around the World

Costumes, flags, floats and other scenes from cities.


Best Places for New College Grads, 2012

The job market for this year's college graduates is tough, but choosing the right city can make all the difference.

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?


Why College Towns Are Happy Towns

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

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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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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


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 Great California Sports Shuffle

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


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

The differences across metro areas are considerable


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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Silicon Valley's Urban Planning Dilemma

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


Fighting Job Sprawl

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


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


Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

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