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Preparing San Francisco for the Next Big One

Report calls for retrofitting buildings to allow people to stay in the city after a major earthquake.

Where the Jobs Will Be in 2020

A critical look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment projections for the rest of the decade.

What the History of Diocletian's Palace Can Teach Us About Adaptive Reuse

The 2,000-year-old Croatian fort holds innumerable lessons for today's urbanists.

Number of the Day: 500 Million

As India urbanizes, more homes will be needed to accommodate the population boom.

Last Chance to Become a Literary Evangelist for World Book Night

You too can have a chance to spread free copies of your favorite books around American cities.

What's the Story Behind That Gun-Violence Super Bowl Ad?

America's mayors have joined up to battle criminal-gun trafficking... and to make entertaining football commercials, apparently.

How the Occupy Movement Changed Urban Government

In an increasingly globalized world, Occupy Wall Street reinforced the primacy of place.

Beijing's Historic Neighborhoods Are Under Attack

The demolition of buildings by famed 20th century architects portends a wider trend in Beijing's historic neighborhoods.

Seoul Ends Failed 'New Towns' Project

Redeveloped neighborhoods boomed then busted.

Postcard From Paris

The city's mayor launches Paris Tourist Day to convince residents to treat visitors a little more cordially, and other news.

The Oz of Los Angeles Traffic Lights

How the city controls its traffic system, then and now.

The Case for Job Density in a Telecommuting Age

Cities will have to serve workers in different ways than they have in the past. But smart growth is more vital than ever.

Can Hong Kong Solve its Garbage Crisis?

The cramped city-state is only years away from running out of landfill space.

Guerrilla Wayfinding in Raleigh

Plus a look back at some of our favorite recent tactical urbanism installations.

Portlander Designs Electric, Boxy Scooter of the Future

For those who love riding around town on what looks like a ridiculously large iPod, there is the BOXX.

Oakland’s Sporting Hopes Dim

Without redevelopment money, plans to entice the A’s and Raiders to stay falter.

Ode of the Day: In Defense of L.A.

GOOD writer Cord Jefferson on falling in love with the West Coast.

Locals to Christo: Don't Drape Fabric Over Our River

This is the opponents’ last stand, though it's likely the project will be approved.

If You Want Nice People, Make Nice Places

A Pavement to Parks program spruces up public spaces. Will it help keep the homeless away?