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Photographing the Beginning of the End of 'Old San Francisco'

Janet Delaney's "South of Market" series documents an early wave of the city's transformation—in the 1970s.

A Case Study in Flawed Street Design

The New Urbanist neighborhood of Stapleton, Colorado, suffers from compromised planning standards.

Finland Is Building a Huge Solar Farm in a City With 3.5 Hours of Winter Daylight

This is a particularly extreme example of the big problem renewable energy sources like wind and solar face—namely that the sun isn't always out and the wind isn't always blowing.

Inside the Push to Put Climate Change Warnings on Gas Pumps

The Bay Area wants to apply the tobacco-labeling approach to fuel.

The Bay Area Plans a Free Library Built out of Books

The literary temple offers free books and an experience akin to being stuffed inside a giant hardback.

What Have We Learned From 30 Years of 'Aging in Place'?

A new study on "naturally occurring retirement communities" shows that cities must adapt to and support the needs of elders for them to thrive.

A Time-Lapse of San Francisco That Feels As Epic As a Major Motion Picture

"Gotham City SF" is a brooding, dramatically scored montage of Bay life.

Volvo Wants to Make Bike Commuting Safer by Selling You Glow-in-the-Dark Paint

Is "Life Paint" a helpful new technology, or a dubious marketing ploy?

Celebrating the Distinctive Tiles of Lisbon

A new short film looks at the vibrant and eclectic culture of the Portuguese capital and its trademark azulejos.

What's at Stake in the Fight Over the Mumbai Waterfront

In a megacity in desperate need of better planning, activists are calling for a more sustainable future for the Mumbai Port.

A Beautiful Blueprint-Style Map of the World

It's the work of a Philadelphia-based data scientist who, a year ago, had never made a map.

Baby Boomers Were Job-Hopping Before It Was Cool

New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the notion of the "company man" died not recently, but long ago.

Now You Can Play Pac-Man on the Streets of Your Own City

Run away from Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde down nearly any Google Maps environment you wish.

When Providing Abortions in a 'Spa-Like' Atmosphere Is Progress

Carafem, a new pharmaceutical-only abortion clinic in D.C., aims to foster an environment that is calming, supportive—and unabashedly advertised.

Glass Architecture Is Killing Millions of Migratory Birds

Architects, however, are becoming more attuned to the issue.

Organize Your Office Supplies Into a Cityscape

The Deskstructure set has compartments for pens, paper clips, and more.

Another Reason to Promote Social Equity in U.S. Metros: Job Growth

In case public officials needed extra motivation.

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking.

Free Knit Hats and 6 Other Winning Ideas From the Knight Cities Challenge

From keeping Detroit expats in touch to taking local food on the road, these projects all strive for connection.