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Here's What the Future of City Planning Looks Like

We chat with Ford's John Kwant about the changing landscape of urban design and what’s next for America’s “smart cities.”<p>Sixty years ago, the American middle class began fleeing inner cities and pushing to their boundaries, creating a suburban sprawl that made large swathes of the country …

Why Former Tech Execs Are Leaving Google And Twitter To Start Health Care Companies

Personal and family medical issues are prompting some of the Valley’s best tech minds to try to fix our broken health care system.<p>When Stephanie Tilenius, a former senior executive at eBay and Google, decided to start a health-coaching app, many in her network were incredulous. “Everyone thought I …

Saline Solution Shortages Drove Non-Sterile Intravenous Fluid Debacle

The nation with the world’s highest per capita health costs has been experiencing all manner of drug shortages for years. Most recently, hospitals have even been fighting to get enough sterile saline, known in the business as Sodium Chloride 0.9% Injection (IV normal saline).<p>Yes, that’s the simple …

No. Sorry. You're Not a 'Constitutional Conservative'

Through all the disagreements that define our politics, it is seldom questioned that Tea Party type conservatives are really, <i>really</i> devoted to the …

The Smart Plan For Making A Move Downtown

If your 2015 resolutions include moving into the city, you’re not alone — living downtown is fast becoming the in thing. The trend has given cities like Boston, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Miami a lift, and the list of reviving downtowns keeps getting longer.<p>As the economy recovered from the last …