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Vancouver, San Francisco: Bike Lanes Boost Revenue for Retailers

Retailers are getting behind cities like Vancouver and New Westminster in BC, Canada as they widen their bike lanes, revamp their streets and…
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Can Technology Make Green, Sustainable Cities?

Can making city smarter reduce poverty, hunger and inequality? And if it can, how can we ensure that it will, and not just…
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San Francisco Partners with ‘Sharing’ Startups to Save Lives During Disaster

Technology is changing the way people respond to emergencies. When Hurricane Sandy resulted in dead and backed-up phone lines, people turned to social…

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…
The City by the Bay now diverts from the landfill some 80 percent of its waste - more than any other city in the U.S.

San Francisco Achieves Highest Recycling Rate in U.S.

San Francisco might be known for its foggy weather, winning sports teams and progressive politics, but it can now add another badge to…
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SFO Slaps Cease and Desist Orders on Carsharing Services

Management at San Francisco International Airport has demanded carsharing services such as InstantCab cease and desist operations to SFO.
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Airbnb and Apartment Scarcity

It would be impossible to argue that Airbnb has zero effect on available rental properties. The question is just how much of an…
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SF Plan to Buy Clean Energy from Dirty Company Stirs Controversy

A $19.5M proposal known as CleanPower SF, will require roughly half of San Francisco’s residents to purchase green electricity from Shell Energy, despite…
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Archiopathy: Buildings Disregarding Other Buildings

Most of us know what a sociopath is. Maybe you’ve even met one. In psychology a sociopath is someone who disregards the rights…
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The Sustainability Bowl: A Few Games Making a Difference in 2012

College football and sustainability do not intuitively go in the same sentence, but a few college bowl games this season are trying.
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California Utility Commission Takes Another Look at Ridesharing

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released a proposal this week that could legitimize and give a shot in the arm to ridesharing…
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Energy Efficiency’s Next Great Leap: Predicting the Weather

A new energy usage system, developed by Stem Energy, uses atmospheric and environmental data to make a second-by-second decision about whether a building…
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Airbnb Claims $56M Contribution to San Francisco’s Economy

While it’s clear why Airbnb is glad to show a $56 million impact, it is less clear is if the study presents the…
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San Francisco: Zero Waste by 2020

San Francisco has established itself as a global leader in waste management by diverting 77 percent of its waste away from landfills and…
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Solutionaries Are Taking Over: How Individuals Are Effecting Change

While major media focuses on a doomsday model that takes us closer to global disaster, innovative models are creating alternatives now to lead…