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October 5, 2020, 9am PDT
The pandemic has affected all of us in big and small ways. A park planner shares how his professional and personal lives have changed as a result of the coronavirus.
Parks & Rec Business
September 21, 2020, 12pm PDT
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed a high-frequency coronavirus testing system that would be the envy of an country or corporation, testing students, faculty and staff twice a week, but it still failed to stem a major outbreak.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
September 14, 2020, 11am PDT
College towns that have been observing public health guidelines and seen relatively few COVID-19 cases are now seeing infections spike as young people return to take classes. The New York Times has been tracking cases in colleges and college towns.
The New York Times
September 4, 2020, 8am PDT
Using Google Scholar Citation Profiles, Virginia Tech Planning Professor Tom Sanchez has created a database of planning research citations.
Tom Sanchez
September 1, 2020, 11am PDT
Wastewater testing is being hailed as a success at the University of Arizona, credited for stopping a COVID outbreak. In Utah, wastewater analysis forced almost 300 students to quarantine for four days while awaiting their test results.
The Arizona Republic
August 28, 2020, 8am PDT
As college students return for the fall semester, college towns are rightfully concerned about an influx of COVID cases, yet self-contained campuses have the potential to succeed where local and state governments may have failed.
Penn State News
August 21, 2020, 5am PDT
The American Society of Landscape Architects has hired a new chief executive officer: Torey Carter-Conneen, previously chief operation officer of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
American Society Of Landscape Architects
August 13, 2020, 8am PDT
Faisal Roble, the newly appointed chief equity officer of the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, will be tasked with crafting a Racial Equity Action Plan for the department.
MyNewsLA
July 24, 2020, 8am PDT
A study finds that a third of workers would prefer to work remotely every day of the workweek, potentially removing nearly 50 million cars from U.S. roadways.
Streetsblog USA
July 16, 2020, 11am PDT
Leadership change is coming to one of the best local sources of planning news in the country, after Greater Greater Washington founder and executive director David Alpert announced plans to move on.
Greater Greater Washington
July 9, 2020, 7am PDT
The new "Solving the Climate Crisis" report could provide guidance and direction if federal leadership in Washington, D.C. finally decides to take aggressive steps to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to a changed climate.
American Planning Association
July 6, 2020, 10am PDT
In a frank assessment of the reopening choices confronting the nation's governors, Harvard's global health expert, Ashish Jha, asserts that the opening of bars and some other indoor businesses jeopardizes the opening of schools in the fall.
CNN
June 4, 2020, 5am PDT
The newest issue the Journal of Planning and Education Research responds to a clear need of the time: the need to address social justice in the public realm while reforming planning practices in the United States.
Journal of Planning and Education Research
May 20, 2020, 7am PDT
Findings from graduating doctoral students undertaking urban-related research.
Penn IUR Urban Link
May 11, 2020, 5am PDT
Looking for intellectual reinforcements as the country enters the third month of social distancing and stay-at-home-orders? Listen up.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 6, 2020, 11am PDT
Big cities suffered the worst economic effects if the pandemic as of March, according to April data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Brookings
May 6, 2020, 10am PDT
San Diego City Council President Georgette Gomez discusses the critical value of providing accessible and factual information and resources to the city’s diverse constituents during this unprecedented public health crisis.
The Planning Report
May 5, 2020, 9am PDT
Professionals working in the built and natural environments have been through tough times before. A recent webinar offered a few prominent urban designers a chance to discuss how they coped with the last big economic downturn.
CNU Public Square
Feature
May 4, 2020, 7am PDT
Online misinformation has been unavoidable, but the Internet is also full of tools essential for understanding the changed world of COVID-19.
James Brasuell
April 30, 2020, 11am PDT
Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner on the extensive and unprecedented challenges the district—its students, families, faculty and staff—face in the transition to remote ‘distance learning.’
The Planning Report