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May 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Some cities are leasing entire hotels to provide rooms for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to infected people, to allow for safe and supportive isolation away from family or household members who risk being infected.
Medium – Bloomberg Cities
May 18, 2020, 12pm PDT
On Monday, the 73rd World Health Assembly convenes virtually for two days. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with a WHO spokesperson about how long we can expect to live with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
NPR Weekend Edition Saturday
April 20, 2020, 11am PDT
The United States currently tests about 145,000 people daily. A Harvard study calls for a minimum of 500,000 daily, but that's on the low end if the country wants to prevent shutting down again due to a second wave of the coronavirus.
The New York Times
April 14, 2020, 6am PDT
Evidence from Wuhan, China, the used car auction market in the United States, and the Trump administration reveal some of the potential futures for the car industry.
Bloomberg
April 7, 2020, 7am PDT
Materials procured overseas are taking longer to arrive in the United States, and the delays are causing a ripple effect in the construction industry.
The New York Times
March 27, 2020, 7am PDT
"Who do you learn from?" is a question that transportation planners, particularly in the United States, should ask themselves.
Pedestrian Observations
March 16, 2020, 11am PDT
A legal battle is being waged between the coal-exporting states of Utah, Wyoming, and Montana and coastal cities in California, Oregon, and Washington that pits the power of local land-use authority against the protection of interstate commerce.
Los Angeles Times
March 13, 2020, 8am PDT
When it comes to containing the spread of the deadly coronavirus, China and Italy are demonstrating the use of lockdowns and quarantines. South Korea has gone a different route, using widespread testing administered in drive-through facilities.
The Washington Post
March 11, 2020, 6am PDT
The lives of Seoul's poorest residents in squalid below-ground housing are brought out of the shadows in the film "Parasite."
The New York Times
March 10, 2020, 10am PDT
Oil prices crashed Monday due to a disagreement between two of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia and Russia, amidst a slump in oil demand due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Oil will flood the market as demand drops.
The Washington Post
March 3, 2020, 10am PST
In Manila and the San Francisco Bay Area, the severe impacts of rising sea levels are indisputable. But the only similarities are that both places face very uncertain futures.
The New York Times
February 16, 2020, 11am PST
Dockless bikes offer the unexpected and help users navigate and understand the urban environment in new and different ways.
Next City
February 10, 2020, 10am PST
A pair of articles mine the films nominated for Academy Award for lessons in design and development that could potentially benefit housing equality.
Los Angeles Times
January 8, 2020, 12pm PST
Toyota plans to break ground on the "Woven City" future city prototype in 2021.
Toyota
December 19, 2019, 11am PST
Street food vendors are an integral part of the Bangkok urban landscape, but city planners want to see them gone.
The New York Times
November 20, 2019, 11am PST
Vehicle pollution is making cities around the world unlivable. Some cities have taken steps to curb auto use and emissions, with varying levels of success.
The New York Times
October 11, 2019, 2pm PDT
The prime minister of Thailand has proposed the idea of moving the location of the country's capital, currently in Bangkok, to another location.
The Guardian
September 27, 2019, 11am PDT
Pedestrian deaths are on the rise in the United States, but cities have been slow to implement effective policies and road design measures to change the trend.
Los Angeles Times
September 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
The paper of record in a Texas oil town is a surprising place to find an article singing the praises of a society built on public transit instead of the automobile.
Houston Chronicle
August 13, 2019, 7am PDT
A rooftop housing development in the Indonesian capital takes the suburb to new heights.
The Guardian