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A month or two ago, COVID-19 was primarily a Northeastern problem. Is that still the case?
Michael Lewyn
Feature
April 10, 2020, 8am PDT
Census Bureau data shows we live near people with similar occupations, and right now frontline jobs are riskier for both health and economic well-being than working from home.
Jonathan Stiles
Feature
April 8, 2020, 9am PDT
One-third of tenants didn't pay rent in April, according to a data released today by the National Multifamily Housing Council.
James Brasuell
Feature
April 6, 2020, 8am PDT
One of the dominant themes to emerge from the spread of COVID-19 is the conflict between the need to be in nature for health and well-being while avoiding public space as much as possible to prevent the spread.
James Brasuell
Blog post
April 6, 2020, 6am PDT
Is government too efficient to protect us from epidemics?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
April 2, 2020, 12pm PDT

Beverly Hills is taking advantage of empty streets by accelerating construction on the Purple Line Subway extension currently cutting its way across Los Angeles. More cities should follow Beverly Hills' lead.

James Brasuell
Blog post
April 1, 2020, 10am PDT
April Fool's Day is a good day to consider life from a virus's perspective. Our tiny friends have many positive attributes.
Todd Litman
Feature
April 1, 2020, 8am PDT
Connectivity is not just a question of geometry, according to this article by Fanis Grammenos. It's critical to consider what people connect for and how.
Fanis Grammenos
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April 1, 2020, 6am PDT
Facial recognition offers both benefits and risks. Planners can have a role in ensuring more of the former than the latter.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
March 30, 2020, 7am PDT
The Fair Housing Act (FHA) imposes liability upon landlords and governments whose policies have a discriminatory effect against racial minorities. However, the courts have interpreted this doctrine narrowly.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
March 27, 2020, 5am PDT
Planners are professional problem solvers. Let’s see how our methods can be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Todd Litman
Feature
March 26, 2020, 6am PDT
Cities, states, and the federal government are trying to prevent a repeat of 2008 while still facing the challenges of inequality and poverty that grew out of the previous recession.
James Brasuell
Blog post
March 25, 2020, 10am PDT
Evidence-based research can help planners create truly healthy communities. No junk-science please.
Todd Litman
Blog post
March 23, 2020, 6am PDT
Numerous writers and experts are already examining the question about what happens to ideas about urbanism in a future forever altered by recent events.
James Brasuell
Feature
March 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Delayed operations and recommendations for how college students should report their living conditions are key to the Census response to COVID-19 so far. The Census is still expected to wrap up by the end of July 2020.
James Brasuell
Blog post
March 16, 2020, 12pm PDT

In "A History of Street Networks," Lawrence Aurbach discusses the intellectual movements driving the growth of suburban-style street design.

Michael Lewyn
Feature
March 12, 2020, 8am PDT
Managing development at the scale of megaregions is possible. An excerpt from the recently published book, "Designing for the Megaregion: Meeting Urban Challenges at a New Scale," written by Jonathan Barnett, explains how.
Jonathan Barnett
Feature
March 11, 2020, 9am PDT
Census 2020 faced funding challenges, leadership changes, and unprecedented politics on its way to a big launch this week. Now the coronavirus is sending people into social isolation, making the process of an accurate count very difficult.
James Brasuell
Blog post
March 10, 2020, 12pm PDT
Geoff Boeing of the University of Southern California writes about a recent article he co-authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
Blog post
March 5, 2020, 8am PST
The demise of local businesses reached a crisis point long ago. To survive, they must resort to desperate measures—by actually asking for help. If they don't, the urban fabric will suffer.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
March 5, 2020, 5am PST
In a modern, post-industrial society, economic opportunity depends on disadvantaged households’ ability to find suitable housing in an economically successful city. Planners can make that happen.
Todd Litman