September 21, 2018, 12pm PDT
The New York Times published an interactive map that shows how important distance is in determining connections on social media.
August 22, 2018, 11am PDT
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is taking on one big fish and a few little fish in the battle against housing discrimination.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
August 12, 2018, 5am PDT
The evolution of a planning-focused online group has lessons for the wider world.
June 18, 2018, 10am PDT
The Dunbarton Rail Bridge has been out of service since the 1980s. In a potentially groundbreaking development, Facebook is interested in repairing the bridge to serve multi-modal commuters.
The San Francisco Chronicle
April 19, 2018, 5am PDT
They heard you like transit, so they put transit in your memes. (If you don't know what that means, read on.)
April 3, 2018, 6am PDT
The department's activities, or lack thereof, under the Trump administration have caused housing advocates a lot of consternation. Under Ben Carson, is HUD abandoning its fair housing mission?
March 29, 2018, 1pm PDT
A long-brewing controversy has finally resulted in legal repercussions for Facebook.
December 3, 2017, 9am PST
The Bay Area's cup runneth over.
November 22, 2017, 12pm PST
Last year, ProPublica revealed that Facebook's advertising features were allowing discriminatory housing advertisements in conflict with Fair Housing Act. After promising to improve, Facebook still fails the standards of federal law.
September 21, 2017, 10am PDT
While everyone's attention in recent weeks has been on Amazon, another huge tech company has made a big bet on San Francisco.
San Francisco Business Times
July 10, 2017, 7am PDT
Facebook has proposed a campus expansion that would take shape as a neighborhood center or village, providing needed community services and amenities in the sprawling Menlo Park.
May 5, 2017, 11am PDT
As usual, California's fastest growing counties were inland, far from coastal job centers. The big surprise was that the fastest growing city was an affluent Silicon Valley suburb that had been sued in 2012 by affordable housing advocates.
December 10, 2016, 5am PST
Facebook has decided that being a good neighbor means donating funding toward affordable housing.
October 28, 2016, 12pm PDT
Facebook's advertising platform might run afoul of the Fair Housing Act of 1968—a reminder of the risks as new business models gain traction on the Internet.
October 8, 2016, 7am PDT
The office park has become a suburban given, disliked by some, but once it represented a utopian vision of work away from the city. Here's a look at how the Silicon Valley model developed, and where it might be going.
October 4, 2016, 7am PDT
A proposal to expand Facebook's footprint in the city of Menlo park gained key approval from the city's planning commission recently. The full City Council still needs to approve the plan.
September 30, 2016, 1pm PDT
Unlike the earlier iteration, today's full-amenity tech campuses provide their well-paid engineers with Millennial-friendly upper middle class comforts. But is that enough?
September 20, 2016, 1pm PDT
A new survey has found that every day more than 800 tech buses are traveling on the region's roadways, carrying around 34,000 passengers daily
San Francisco Business Times
July 14, 2016, 11am PDT
A San Francisco Chronicle editorial supports the decision by the Municipal Transportation Agency to 'bow' to complaints from residents about the large tech buses by reducing their stops in their neighborhoods even if it means increasing car trips.
March 7, 2016, 2pm PST
Imagine that public meeting that explodes in heated argument. You've likely seen the same thing online. Learn about tools for analyzing online public engagement.