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Postcard From San Francisco

Free street parking may be over and other news.

Public Transportation's Hidden Gender Imbalance

A new Stanford study says women ride transit more often than men. How can we better accommodate their needs?

The Surprising Geography of Persistent Unemployment

The chronically jobless are not where you'd think.

3 Ideas to Fix the U.S. Housing Markets

It's time to take some serious action. Here are three first steps.

Increasing Density and Diversity Likely to Make Western States More Blue

A new report finds growing urban and minority populations that will affect redistricting and reapportionment in the Mountain West.

Imagining a Super Bowl in London

Why the ultimate American event could go global as early as 2015.

Would Casinos Hurt Miami's Art Scene?

Artists worry that a proposed mega casino might "suck the life" out of the city's neighborhoods.

Chart of the Day: A Nation of Renters

The number of homeowners is falling.

Troy Mayor Comes Out as Anti-Gay, Again

Janice Daniels, the tea party mayor of Troy, Michigan, recently said something bad about homosexual people at a student forum on bullying and suicide. But what was it, exactly?

How Mussolini Influenced Qaddafi's Vision for Tripoli

In Libya's capital, one dictator's ideas followed the next.

L.A.'s $1.5 Billion Sidewalk Problem

Sidewalk disrepair and inaccessibility are the subject of new lawsuits against the city.

How Marketers Pulled Off That Flying People Over New York City Stunt

The team behind the film Chronicle is behind the elaborate viral video.

The 5 U.S. Cities With the Worst Gang Violence

The nature of gang-related homicides varies widely depending on where you live.

Postcard From Washington, D.C.

Occupy protesters defy calls to leave and other news.

The World’s First Invisible Tower

A tower in Taiwan uses porous walls to allow views of the city to shine through.

Why You Should Buy an iPad in Bangkok Instead of Buenos Aires

Comparing the price of an iPad and more than 20 other consumer goods across a selection of the world's major cities.

Little Living Is Cheap Living

A man in Boston saves money on housing by living in a mobile home he built.

How to Find the Least Crowded Subway Car

A British blogger conceives an answer: digital platforms that indicate the passenger volumes of various cars.

The Surprisingly Complex Art of Urban Wayfinding

Why some signs help you get where you're going while others get you lost.