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1 min ago
Covid-19 deaths track closely to the discriminatory boundaries set by housing lenders, sponsored by the government, in the 20th century.
The Conversation
1 hour ago
New Orleans is looking for new ways to mitigate the effects of stormwater that regularly floods the city.
NOLA.com
2 hours ago
A recession is coming, though we don't know how big it will be or how long it will last. Compared to the Great Recession, the housing market could potentially help, rather than hurt, economic recovery, according to the analysis shared here.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
19 hours ago
CityLab investigates the practices of company officials at Nextdoor to cultivate relationships with police and local officials.
CityLab
20 hours ago
The Center for Community progress offers advice on effective code enforcement during a time of extreme economic duress.
Center for Community Progress
21 hours ago
When corporations move out of the suburbs, they leaving behind largely unprofitable corporate campuses. Loss of property value and tax revenue follow in the communities they left.
ProPublica
22 hours ago
A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau offers a new approach to understanding the impact of disasters on local housing markets.
U.S. Census Bureau
Blog post
23 hours ago
The al fresco streets movement, moving dining and retail space into the public realm in space historically devoted to automobiles, continues to gain momentum around the country.
James Brasuell
Yesterday
Under a plan scheduled for implementation later this year, a transit pass will mean access to the city's bikeshare system.
Austin Monitor
Yesterday
Facing the potential for accessory dwelling units to win swift legalization in Chicago inspires one columnist to push back.
Chicago Tribune
Yesterday
Renters in smaller multi-family buildings and single-family homes are faced with larger economic challenges during the pandemic, according to new analysis by researchers at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
Yesterday
After a series of failures last week sent flood waters spilling into Midland County, Michigan, property owners in the area are filing class action lawsuits to recoup their losses.
Detroit Free Press
Yesterday
President Trump has weakened protections for 35 million acres of public land, despite repeating his intentions to surpass the model for conservation set by President Teddy Roosevelt.
Center for American Progress
Yesterday
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
Yesterday
As peak harvest season approaches, about a third of small farmers expect that their short-chain food business will not survive to continue production in 2021.
The Counter
Blog post
Yesterday
The big question for planners since the outset of the pandemic has been how cities and communities will change, and what role planners will take in implementing those changes. Here are four potential ways for urban planning to respond to the crisis.
Kayla Matthews
2 days ago
The renaissance predicted for urban areas in the United States started strong during the 2010s but slowed in the years leading up to a potentially generation defining pandemic.
Brookings
2 days ago
The Emergency Relief for Affordable Multifamily Properties Program is designed to keep multi-family property owners from entering default.
Next City
2 days ago
Sarah Feinberg took over as the interim president of New York City Transit on March 2, 2020. In May 2020, Feinberg rides the subway to a deserted office to begin the work of bringing public transit back from an unprecedented crisis.
Intelligencer - New York Magazine
2 days ago
Large numbers of commercial renters in New York City are missing rent, according to reports.
The New York Times
2 days ago
The novel coronavirus is outlasting the narratives of March 2020, and the country will have to reevaluate its assumptions to understand and respond to shifting threats as the public health crisis deepens.
The Washington Post