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On a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, the White House marked the occasion by discussion exclusionary zoning.
WhiteHouse.gov
3 days ago
A new map of Virginia illustrates the stark contrasts in pollution burdens depending on location.
The Virginia Mercury
4 days ago
Big cities saw the sharpest population declines during the pandemic. Is the trend here to stay?
Brookings Institution
4 days ago
As owners of valuable urban real estate, some churches are taking up the mandate to serve their community by using their vacant properties to provide housing for people being priced out of their homes.
Reasons to Be Cheerful
5 days ago
The city's police has begun issuing citations and implementing curfews in public parks that became oases of social activity during the pandemic.
Gothamist
5 days ago
If vaccines provide the means out of the pandemic, vaccine hesitancy and opposition threaten to prolong it. Battles over public health are being fought in courtrooms and statehouses like in Ohio, where a 'vaccine choice' bill is being considered.
The Columbus Dispatch
June 14, 2021, 5am PDT
The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule is back, but with one critical change that seems to respond to complaints used by Trump administration officials to rescind the rule in 2020.
The Washington Post
June 13, 2021, 9am PDT
With new regulations poised to add 400 new vendors to New York City's streets every year for the next decade, city leaders can look to L.A.'s recent legalization efforts for guidance.
Curbed
June 11, 2021, 5am PDT
Signs of the times, and more evidence of the essential service provided by public transit throughout the pandemic.
The City
June 10, 2021, 11am PDT
The plaintiffs in one of the nation's first court cases over employer-required COVID vaccinations are among the heroes of the pandemic—nurses fighting to remain unvaccinated. Houston Methodist Hospital suspended unvaccinated employees on June 6.
JD Supra
June 9, 2021, 5am PDT
With many U.S. transit agencies facing severe gaps in service and budget shortfalls, some advocates argue that improved service matters more than free fares.
Slate
June 8, 2021, 10am PDT
A new report outlines seven strategies for balancing economic development and equity specifically aimed at smaller, post-industrial cities.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
June 8, 2021, 9am PDT
Most coronavirus restrictions are set to end on June 15 in California. The statewide mask mandate will align with CDC guidance, but workplaces will follow the new Cal/OSHA mask mandate: Unless everyone is vaccinated indoors, everyone masks.
The Mercury News
June 6, 2021, 9am PDT
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors has approved a program that would eliminate fares for students and low-income riders, but the program's future rests on finding sustainable funding sources.
LAist
June 4, 2021, 6am PDT
The Census Bureau released new data on May 27 that includes the first four months of the pandemic. Seattle tops the growth rate at 2.2% from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020, while Baltimore and San Francisco land at the bottom with -1.4%.
The Seattle Times
June 3, 2021, 12pm PDT
Light trucks are killing more pedestrians than ever while keeping their drivers and passengers safer. Is it time to reframe safety regulations?
Treehugger
Blog post
June 3, 2021, 5am PDT
On the hundred-year anniversary of the violence that destroyed Tulsa's "Black Wall Street," the country is finally reckoning with the legacy of one of the most destructive racially motivated riots in U.S. history.
Diana Ionescu
Blog post
June 2, 2021, 10am PDT
When you are trying to get people's attention, a city feels very different.
Michael Lewyn
June 2, 2021, 8am PDT
A federal grant program designed to support holistic and socially-focused planning projects at the neighborhood level has announced the winners of its most recent round of competitive grant funding.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
June 1, 2021, 12pm PDT
Learn more about twelve AAPI leaders who have designed buildings and skylines, influenced the built environment, shaped U.S. history, and advocated for communities and residents.
Planning Magazine