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19 hours ago
City leaders want to build more off-leash dog parks, partly as a response to the trend of "pandemic puppies" that has led to a sharp spike in urban dog ownership.
The Boston Globe
The latest data from CoreLogic from December 2020 shows that despite headlining-grabbing rent declines in San Francisco and New York, some rents are continuing and even surpassing pre-pandemic trends.
Inman News
The Boston Zoning Code is one of the first in the nation to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.
Shelterforce Magazine
2 days ago
A new report highlights inequalities in accessibility and affordability.
Harvard Center for Joint Housing Studies
5 days ago
Under the city's Grow Our Housing program, vacant offices could see a new life as below-market rentals.
6 days ago
A state program is giving free electric bikes to residents in an effort to provide more transportation options and reduce dependence on cars.
CPR News
Blog post
February 17, 2021, 12pm PST
The latest in a series of compendia gathering news and analysis about the effects of the COVID-19 on the built and natural environments—now and long into the future.
James Brasuell
February 17, 2021, 6am PST
The state's plan to dismantle and reorganize its busiest bus plaza faces allegations of civil rights violations.
Streetsblog Mass
February 16, 2021, 10am PST
All the coronavirus data is moving in the right direction in most of the U.S., yet 130,000 additional Americans are projected to die from COVID-19 by June according to one widely used model.
February 16, 2021, 5am PST
Of the 346 units included in a new residential high-reside in Toronto, 34 units will provide affordable housing and support services for single mothers.
The Star
February 15, 2021, 11am PST
The pandemic and political mismanagement are continuing to have an effect on the 2020 Census.
February 14, 2021, 5am PST
If vaccinations are key to ending the pandemic, Israel may get there first as it has the highest rate by far of any nation. Paradoxically, it also has the world's second-highest rate of daily new COVID-19 cases.
The New York Times
February 12, 2021, 6am PST
An initiative to promote pedestrian-oriented infrastructure investments in Washington state highlights the lessons that policymakers can learn from people who rely on walking and public transit.
The Seattle Times
February 11, 2021, 11am PST
A recent City Monitor survey says the pandemic is inspiring a growing number of people to consider new locations for living and working.
City Monitor
February 10, 2021, 6am PST
In a memorandum, the President acknowledged the federal government's role in patterns of segregation and disinvestment that continue to affect communities of color across the country.
Urban Institute
February 8, 2021, 10am PST
Public health experts credit the controversial L.A. County public health order and the state's regional order, both of which banned outdoor dining, with reducing the viral spread that overwhelmed hospitals with COVID patients last month.
Los Angeles Times
February 8, 2021, 9am PST
A new plan calls for increased funding for housing and supportive services to relieve the state's housing crisis and end homelessness.
The Mercury News
February 8, 2021, 7am PST
The city is using the redistributed money to purchase hotels for permanent housing and provide supportive services.
February 5, 2021, 5am PST
The State of Place blog is offering a pop quiz designed to help you diagnose the kind of post-2020 city-maker you are.
State of Place
February 4, 2021, 7am PST
Assessing the scale of homelessness in the United States is surprisingly difficult, with statistics failing to capture the diversity of unhoused people and their situations.
The New York Times