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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
May 13, 2020, 9am PDT
Perhaps no nation has captured more media attention in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic than Sweden. Unlike most of Europe, it never went into lockdown, relying mostly on voluntary social distancing. The state epidemiologist devised the plan.
Financial Times
May 8, 2020, 7am PDT
Some of the most beloved public parks and essential advances in public sanitation can be traced back to their roots in the Cholera outbreaks in the 1800s.
History
May 6, 2020, 7am PDT
France is proposing a momentous step toward clean transportation.
International Railway Journal
April 29, 2020, 7am PDT
The Lithuanian capital city of Vilnius has taken an incredible step in reopening for business while requiring strict social distancing practices.
The Guardian
April 24, 2020, 7am PDT
Faced with the task of rethinking its transportation systems in the face of the ongoing public health crisis, Paris and the Île-de-France are clearing the way for people on bikes.
Forbes
April 22, 2020, 5am PDT
Milan is making changes to its streets to ensure that the city's residents and employment base don't overwhelm the city with new automobile traffic when the city reopens for business.
The Guardian
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 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
April 3, 2020, 6am PDT
Italy has been hit hard by the pandemic, and slowing the spread of the virus has meant dramatic changes in urban life.
The Conversation
March 30, 2020, 1pm PDT
Shortly after the two health experts on his task force estimated that the COVID-19 death toll could reach 200,000 and that no metro area would be spared, President Trump announced on Sunday that he would extend the 15-day guidelines through April.
The Washington Post
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 17, 2020, 9am PDT
Six Bay Area counties have taken drastic action to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus. "Please read this Order carefully. Violation of or failure to comply with this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both."
San Francisco Chronicle
March 11, 2020, 11am PDT
Should the United States be watching Italy for lessons on how to contain and mitigate the coronavirus?
CNN
March 11, 2020, 5am PDT
De Blauwe Loper, the Blue Carpet in English, will redefine bike infrastructure ambition.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 25, 2020, 6am PST
On March 1, Luxembourg will be the first country in the world to make all its public transit free to ride.
Tom Scott on YouTube
February 19, 2020, 5am PST
Using a wagon filled with phones, an artist in Berlin demonstrated the disconnect between data and the real world.
Vice
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 3, 2020, 10am PST
The capital city, known for its artists and party scene, is aiming to reduce gentrification by capping rent prices for a period of five years.
The New York Times
February 3, 2020, 6am PST
Enough European cities have shown it can be done. It's time for U.S. cities to follow suit.
Curbed