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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
May 18, 2020, 11am PDT
The Showtime Series Penny Dreadful portrays a bleak vision of 1940s Los Angeles. But, unencumbered by regulations and zoning laws, it also displays what great urban neighborhoods can look like.
California Planning & Development Report
May 13, 2020, 11am PDT
Does new market rate housing increase the average cost of housing, by inducing demand, or does it help stabilize the housing market by offering new supply? The debate continues in San Francisco.
Curbed San Francisco
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, 8am PDT
Initial research on social isolation as a method to combat contagious disease included a high-school science fair project modeling social networks. Doctors learned that the spread of disease could be decelerated by disrupting these networks.
The New York Times
May 4, 2020, 10am PDT
As a majority of states relax stay-at-home restrictions, a prestigious team of experts from the University of Minnesota, Harvard and Tulane universities warns that the coronavirus will likely last 18 to 24 more months, returning in successive waves.
CNN
April 30, 2020, 12pm PDT
Five historic projects encapsulate a transit-oriented version of Southeastern Michigan that almost could have been.
Curbed Detroit
April 29, 2020, 9am PDT
In the 1960s-70s, a group of artists called the Compton Communicative Arts Academy renovated buildings across Compton and transformed vernacular, underutilized structures into venues for and objects of art.
KCET Artbound
April 16, 2020, 12pm PDT
Response to coronavirus challenges in urban settings will likely be a continuity of work started decades ago.
CityLab
March 20, 2020, 7am PDT
Donovan Rypkema and Adrian Scott Fine highlight myth-busting findings on the impacts of historic preservation overlay zones (HPOZs) on affordability, density, diversity, and economic resilience of neighborhoods across Los Angeles.
The Planning Report
March 19, 2020, 6am PDT
A tourist visit through the oldest, densest part of Delhi, India, reveals the chaos and beauty of hyperdensity.
Common Edge Collaborative
March 15, 2020, 9am PDT
Chicago warehouses were once built with architectural flair, but today’s industrial structures don’t come close.
Chicago Tribune
March 12, 2020, 11am PDT
Urban growth in Anchorage was tied to restrictive covenants forbidding the sale of property to minorities.
KTOO
February 10, 2020, 5am PST
The traditional narratives about the history of planning fail to note the role of Black urbanists, as well as the effect of planning policies on Black Americans.
Planning Magazine
January 29, 2020, 5am PST
A strongly worded opinion piece calls out historic preservation as a tool of the affluent urban elite.
The New York Times
December 29, 2019, 11am PST
Over the last decade, many historic buildings and cultural institutions throughout New York City have disappeared. The result has been the transformation of neighborhoods and the city’s character.
Curbed New York
December 24, 2019, 11am PST
In a deep dive into the sad state of the nation's busiest transit hub, Marc J. Dunkelman raises a dispiriting question. In their zeal to ward off future Robert Moseses, have progressives crippled government's power to carry out its job?
Politico
December 22, 2019, 1pm PST
The headline about Philadelphia demolitions looks pretty similar to one in 2018.
WHYY
December 19, 2019, 10am PST
The demise of a beloved outdoors gear chain in Southern California suggests that no store is safe in America's high-priced cities.
California Planning & Development Report
December 18, 2019, 2pm PST
With a massive development project called The Epic already under construction as a future home for Uber, a Dallas developer is turning its attention to nearby sites.
The Dallas Morning News