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CityFixer

Coming Soon to America: One Fare Card for All Transit

It’s working in other parts of the world, so what’s the holdup in the U.S.?

Videos

A Modest Proposal to Build a Giant Wall Around San Francisco During Burning Man

A 300-mile wall to exile Burners from the Bay Area is perhaps an idea whose time has come.

How Driverless Cars Could Turn Parking Lots Into City Parks

A huge amount of urban traffic comes from cars circling for available parking. Robot fleets could change all that.

The Hidden Health Dangers of Buried Urban Rivers

Cities have been paving over streams since the 19th century, but scientists are only now learning of potential harms to water quality.

Does Living in a Global City Make You More Globally Aware?

A new study examines Twitter data to find out.

How to Build a City on the Moon

The new head of the European Space Agency wants to give it a try.

Maps

A Comprehensive Map Archive of Everything Amsterdam

The collection covers a range of topics from the city’s historical development to the nearest public barbecue spot.

How the Clean Power Plan Will Affect Low-Income and Minority Communities

A significant chunk of the plan focuses on “community involvement and environmental justice.” Here’s what that means.

A Super Fun Traffic Game That Belittles Human Drivers

Good luck keeping pace with the robots.

Maps

What If San Francisco Renamed Its Roads After Start-Ups?

Head straight on Dropbox Street, turn left on Aravo Solutions, and look for the Lyft Embarcadero.

CityFixer

Uber and Public Transit Are Trying to Get Along

Emerging partnerships hold promise for reducing car-reliance, but they raise questions about who’s winning out in the deal.

The Distinct Personality of Entrepreneurial Cities

Great universities, venture capital, and talented people are necessary, but insufficient.

A Friendly Hitchhiking Robot Meets a Violent End in Philadelphia

It crossed Canada and made it to Europe, but things took a turn in the U.S.

Techies Are Destroying Raleigh's Southern Accent

First they gentrify, then they disrupt the way you talk.

Navigator

The High-Tech Way to Avoid Long Lines

Check foot traffic in real time before you head out the door.

The World’s Leading Startup Cities

Challengers to Silicon Valley include New York, L.A., Boston, Tel Aviv, and London.

San Francisco Is Testing Pee-Repelling Walls

The city wants to curb public urination with paint that splashes back urine.

The Uphill Battle to Get Solar Into D.C.'s Low-Income Households

Earlier this month, President Obama held up the city as model for bringing solar power to low-income families. He might have spoken a bit too soon.