Tourism

Steep views command steep prices in other big cities, but they can't seem to work in San Francisco, where there are plenty of beautiful views available for free.
Yesterday   San Francisco Chronicle
An entrepreneur in a declining industrial city takes visitors on an 'Urban Safari.'
Dec 17, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
Having brought the Staples Center, L.A. Live, and a convention center hotel complex to the South Park neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles, Tim Leiweke, is now pitching an NFL stadium that will double as an addendum to the convention center.
Dec 5, 2010   The Planning Report
Officials in Cambodia are hoping to capitalize on tourists' interest in the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge regime with a proposed theme park.
Nov 3, 2010   The Atlantic
Tourists can get a close-up look at the transformation of a formerly depressed part of East London into what will be the site of one of the world's largest spectacles when it hosts the 2012 Olympics.
Sep 18, 2010   The New York Times
The Chicago Tribune interviews Josh Squire, the entrepreneur responsible for Chicago's bike sharing pilot program.
Jul 30, 2010   Chicago Tribune
Designer Nick Talbot, who worked on Virgin Galactic projects, is proposing a floating hotel he's calling "Aircruise" which would take a leisurely 37 hour journey between London and New York.
Jul 10, 2010   The Brisbane Times
The 'Twilight' series of books and movies has created a tourism industry in the small town of Forks, Washington, population 3,120.
Jun 25, 2010   USA Today
Eric Fischer uses Flickr geodata to visualize where photos are taken in cities, and by whom. The result is a colorful divide between tourists and locals in a variety of cities around the world.
Jun 19, 2010   The Map Room
Japan is struggling to lure tourists, which is causing officials there to rethink how they market their cities and what sorts of attractions they should be offering.
May 8, 2010   The New York Times
The Wall St. Journal reports on a growing trend for wineries to set up show in cities, trucking their grapes to warehouse "cellars" to be closer to the people.
Apr 23, 2010   The Wall St. Journal