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Mayor Ed Lee would spend $1 billion over four years to finds dwellings for 8,000 homeless people, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. 

December 14, 2015

As California enters its fourth year of drought, cities and residents in the Bay Area are warming to the idea of drinking recycled wastewater, the San Jose Mercury News reports. 

June 26, 2015

The popularity of Airbnb has sparked a battle over the legality of renting accommodations in residential neighborhoods, the Los Angeles Times reports. 

May 26, 2015

A flurry of new high-rises from New York to San Francisco has revived a debate over the benefits of development versus seeing the sun, the Washington Post reports. 

May 8, 2015

A decommissioned city bus converted into a shower facility offers hygiene and respect to San Francisco’s homeless community, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports. 

December 18, 2014
San Francisco is considering a plan similar to a successful Israeli law that gives property owners density bonuses in exchange for strengthening their buildings.
Justin Gerdes December 4, 2014
The Rockefeller Foundation's president laid out the case for building cities' resilience at the World Urban Forum in Medellín. Here's what she said.
Neal Peirce May 8, 2014
The planning and partnerships building now may be what will save this low-income neighborhood when disaster strikes.
Justin Gerdes May 7, 2014

San Francisco is rolling out textile recycling bins to encourage more people to donate used clothing, Fast Company reports.

February 11, 2014

The central London district of Westminster is installing 3,000 sensors that identify vacant parking spots and alert motorists via smartphone, Quartz reports.

February 4, 2014

In an essay, Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution says cities shoud focus on economic development around areas with a good mix of research institutions, innovative businesses and urban amenities that appeal to young professionals.

December 18, 2013

Boston, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Portland, Oregon, and Seoul are among the cities that have demolished highways – and discovered that pollution diminished, local roads absorbed traffic and real estate values soared.

November 25, 2013

New York City most pedestrian-friendly, Charlotte least, ratings indicate 

November 13, 2013
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