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3 days ago
The terminology of the coronavirus pandemic isn't applied consistently, particularly when dealing with areas seeing a resurgence of infection after states have relaxed social distancing restrictions. The World Health Organization added some clarity.
Reuters
4 days ago
Research from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health looks at the timing of the imposition of public health control measures, at the start of the pandemic and in the present if infections increase, to project lives saved or lost.
The New York Times
5 days ago
The technology for congestion pricing already exists. The leadership and vision required to implement congestion pricing is still a work in progress, according to a report.
Eno Center for Transportation
6 days ago
Conflicts between church and state are being decided in state and federal courts as governors act to protect their constituents from the coronavirus while religious institutions and their supporters seek exceptions from social gathering restrictions.
The Oregonian
May 22, 2020, 7am PDT
Weekly releases of key data sets illustrate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on U.S. citizens as a U.S. Census Bureau effort to enable data-driven decision-making in recovery planning.
U.S. Census Bureau
May 19, 2020, 12pm PDT
The oldest members of the generation cohort to follow the Millennials already have two feet in the legal drinking age, and with even more coming of age before the 2020 election, it's well past time to get to know Generation Z.
Pew Research Center
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
May 18, 2020, 6am PDT
The private non-profit organizations that support half of New York City's public parks anticipate up to a 60% decrease in funding at a time when people rely on parks more than ever before.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 17, 2020, 7am PDT
The pandemic has raised alarms about density. Post-pandemic, urban planners should fight more passionately than ever for progressive principles that make cities more equitable, pleasant, and, yes, healthy.
California Planning & Development Report
May 14, 2020, 9am PDT
As they organize for immediate relief for those whose housing was affected by the pandemic, tenant leaders are also building power to demand long-term changes.
Shelterforce Magazine
May 13, 2020, 10am PDT
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) International Director Carl Muhlstein offers his outlook for what lies ahead in real estate and shares insight on the political tug-of-war between landlords and renters in the struggle for relief and protection.
The Planning Report
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 13, 2020, 8am PDT
Another cautionary tale of a planning commissioner that went too far during the social upheaval of the coronavirus pandemic, and has since been removed from their civic position.
The Mercury News
May 12, 2020, 12pm PDT
Second in a series of conversations about what comes next in local government policies and processes, this time between Geoff Koski and Ben Brown on housing, retail, and broadband
PlaceShakers
May 11, 2020, 12pm PDT
The coronavirus crisis is highlighting the contributions of cities as well as their vulnerabilities and the planning issues that need to be priorities in the future.
The City Fix
May 11, 2020, 11am PDT
The Peace Garden State is one of a handful of rural states never to have issued a stay-at-home order, yet it is number three in coronavirus testing per capita and number one in contact tracing, two of the four tools needed to contain COVID-19.
The Bismarck Tribune
May 11, 2020, 10am PDT
A public-private partnership between the city of San Diego and GE Current to develop a smart streetlights program started in 2017 has not lived up to expectations three years and $300 million dollars later.
Voice of San Diego
May 10, 2020, 9am PDT
Among unwelcome lessons of COVID-19 is growing evidence of what was already broken in politics and business. Ben Brown looks at making bold changes in order to improve the lives of the left out and left behind.
PlaceShakers
May 10, 2020, 7am PDT
President Trump wants states to reopen businesses quickly but doesn't want to have the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide directions to business owners and transit agencies on how to open without spreading the coronavirus.
Associated Press