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Jose Richard Aviles says community comes first in the planner-community relationship.
American Planning Associarion
Yesterday
The medical community is sounding the alarm in North Dakota, where hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID patients. With the governor opposed to issuing a statewide mask mandate, physicians are asking local governments and the public for help.
Grand Forks Herald
2 days ago
A new toolkit shares 22 actions governments should take to get the economy restarted, including the regulatory or policy tools needed to implement the actions.
PlaceShakers
4 days ago
A trio of epidemiologists from Stanford, Harvard, and the University of Oxford have joined the president's new coronavirus medical advisor, Scott Atlas, in promoting an alternative approach to dealing with coronavirus infections.
The Washington Post
Blog post
October 15, 2020, 8am PDT
The most promising cities after COVID won't necessarily be the same that were ideal before.
Devin Partida
October 13, 2020, 10am PDT
India could be on track to overtake the United States in the number of COVID-19 cases. The surge is explained by a sharp and growing urban-rural divide in the ability and willingness to follow public health measures.
The New York Times
October 13, 2020, 7am PDT
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is moving forward with a groundbreaking policy to consider regional economic inequities when evaluating potential highway projects.
The Plain Dealer
October 11, 2020, 7am PDT
Hospitals in parts of Wisconsin are experiencing a medical crisis reminiscent of New York and Arizona—they are running out of beds due to a surge of COVID-19 patients. The outbreak is statewide, showing no relationship with density.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 5, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Midwest has been the epicenter of coronavirus since late August, led by North and South Dakota. Masks have the potential to significantly reduce viral transmission, but neither state mandates their use. Will a public health campaign help?
Grand Forks Herald
October 4, 2020, 11am PDT
As Americans deal with job losses and ongoing unemployment, rent bills are piling up and a wave of evictions looms on the horizon.
Route Fifty
October 1, 2020, 12pm PDT
Trump has been repeatedly criticized for misunderstanding the suburbs, but former Vice President Jose Biden's take on the subject during the debate also missed the mark.
Bloomberg CityLab
September 30, 2020, 9am PDT
A new Airbnb Portal gives cities a much-requested glimpse into the short-term rental company's books. Now operating in 15 cities, the Airbnb City Portal is poised for implementation on a global scale.
Bloomberg CityLab
September 30, 2020, 5am PDT
New Jersey is now home to one of the "most stringent" environmental justice laws in the country.
Next City
September 28, 2020, 12pm PDT
A midwestern commuter rail line found a unique, if controversial way to achieve 100 percent mask compliance on its trains: Set aside one car, though preferably not the bike car, for riders who opt to travel maskless.
Streetsblog Chicago
September 28, 2020, 9am PDT
It's been eight months since the first confirmed infection from the novel coronavirus in Washington state. As deadly as COVID-19 is, Americans should reflect when 200,000 died in a single month from a far deadlier virus 102 years ago.
The New York Times
Blog post
September 25, 2020, 8am PDT
Here are four urban planning fails that should be near the top of the list as professionals assess what to address in 2020 and 2021.
Devin Partida
September 24, 2020, 12pm PDT
Introducing a new interactive resource that presents the contributions of the Black community to a growing understanding of cities and the built environment.
Black Voices on the City
September 21, 2020, 12pm PDT
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed a high-frequency coronavirus testing system that would be the envy of an country or corporation, testing students, faculty and staff twice a week, but it still failed to stem a major outbreak.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Feature
September 16, 2020, 12pm PDT
President Trump has opinions about the sanctity of local control that don't agree with his other opinions about local control. This is a cautionary tale.
James Brasuell
September 15, 2020, 9am PDT
As Colorado's Regional Transportation District plans for the 2021 budget, over 800 jobs could be cut as in attempts to regain financial losses caused by the coronavirus.
CPR News