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14 hours ago
COVID-19 is leading an exodus to rural areas, according to this article. The shift could hurt the economies of cities, but it also presents opportunities for younger residents and people looking for a more sustainable lifestyle.
Cities of the Future
Yesterday
With 520 miles of coastline, New York City is ready to implement the lessons of Hurricane Sandy in the zoning code for the entire city.
NYC Planning
2 days ago
The medical community is sounding the alarm in North Dakota, where hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID patients. With the governor opposed to issuing a statewide mask mandate, physicians are asking local governments and the public for help.
Grand Forks Herald
3 days ago
The city of Detroit said it would halt a demolition program after a report revealed the amount of lead released by demolitions into the environment, risking the health of children and other local residents.
Detroit Free Press
4 days ago
The climate change discussion is usually defined by timelines that reach the end of the century, but some cities are preparing for the future of an altered climate by taking a short-term approach.
Energy News Network
October 15, 2020, 11am PDT
A report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General calls out state environmental agencies for a lack of civil rights enforecement and makes recommendations for resolving shortcomings.
Grist
October 15, 2020, 10am PDT
Earvin "Magic" Johnson Park in Willowbrook has been transformed with $70 million worth of improvements, including a 20,000-square foot event center for community gatherings and events.
Los Angeles Sentinel
October 13, 2020, 11am PDT
Former University of Hawaii professor Tom Dinell makes a case for the need for more trees in Honolulu, with recommendations that can be applied in other cities as well.
Honolulu Civil Beat
October 13, 2020, 9am PDT
A look at San Francisco's building resilience plan illustrates the pertinent need to include earthquake preparedness in resiliency planning.
Smart Cities Dive
October 13, 2020, 6am PDT
New research suggests that real estate values were declining before prices started falling, but a climate-driven housing crisis could already be here in coastal Florida.
The New York Times
Blog post
October 12, 2020, 6am PDT
The conversation about how the pandemic might alter the direction of planning and urbanism, unlike the spread of the coronavirus, has remained steady since March.
James Brasuell
October 9, 2020, 5am PDT
Inequalities in the housing market of coastal North Carolina communities have already been exacerbated by the effects of extreme weather and climate change.
NRDC
October 7, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Willis Tower in Chicago, once the tallest building in the world, is still making history in superlative terms.
Commercial Property Executive
October 7, 2020, 10am PDT
The Southern California steelhead was added to the federal endangered species list in 1997. Today, planners are working to create a new home for the trout in the L.A. River.
Los Angeles Times
October 7, 2020, 7am PDT
Data collected from 13 million tree planting records in 473 urban areas across 73 countries provides insight into the role of urban trees in biodiversity conservation.
Cosmos Online
October 7, 2020, 6am PDT
New research suggests that cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector would have tremendous benefits to public health.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
October 6, 2020, 11am PDT
In pursuit of a grant for park development, Los Angeles County engages community members virtually to gather input and design a new park.
Antelope Valley Press
October 6, 2020, 10am PDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimated its new rule change will result in up to 1,258 tons of additional emissions of hazardous materials every year.
The Hill
October 6, 2020, 8am PDT
A new study published in the Land Use Policy journal explains how Houston's rapid expansion occurred, and why it matters.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
October 6, 2020, 6am PDT
The forthcoming Boston Urban Forestry Plan is expected to support communities that have been disproportionately exposed to environmental stressors.
Smart Cities Dive