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Blog post
37 min ago
A month or two ago, COVID-19 was primarily a Northeastern problem. Is that still the case?
Michael Lewyn
18 hours ago
In a 5-4 decision, the court voted to uphold the prohibition of religious services that was part of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order. While the restriction had since been loosened, the plaintiff wanted all restrictions removed.
The Washington Post
Blog post
22 hours ago
After a wave violence against Black men in the United States, it is the duty of the planning profession to consider their role in perpetuating institutional racism.
James Brasuell
4 days ago
CityLab investigates the practices of company officials at Nextdoor to cultivate relationships with police and local officials.
CityLab
5 days ago
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
5 days ago
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
5 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
6 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
6 days ago
Age segregation has contributed to the tragic outbreaks of Covid-19 in nursing homes all over the country, but racial data adds another layer of tragic consequences of the pandemic.
The New York Times
6 days ago
Heretofore, the question was never if, but when, the nation's most populous state would reach 40 million.
CALmatters
6 days ago
Research from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health looks at the timing of the imposition of public health control measures, at the start of the pandemic and in the present if infections increase, to project lives saved or lost.
The New York Times
May 24, 2020, 5am PDT
Conflicts between church and state are being decided in state and federal courts as governors act to protect their constituents from the coronavirus while religious institutions and their supporters seek exceptions from social gathering restrictions.
The Oregonian
May 22, 2020, 7am PDT
Weekly releases of key data sets illustrate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on U.S. citizens as a U.S. Census Bureau effort to enable data-driven decision-making in recovery planning.
U.S. Census Bureau
May 21, 2020, 11am PDT
TransitCenter published a new report on the emerging practices of public engagement at a time when large gatherings have been prohibited.
TransitCenter
May 20, 2020, 7am PDT
Findings from graduating doctoral students undertaking urban-related research.
Penn IUR Urban Link
May 19, 2020, 12pm PDT
The oldest members of the generation cohort to follow the Millennials already have two feet in the legal drinking age, and with even more coming of age before the 2020 election, it's well past time to get to know Generation Z.
Pew Research Center
May 19, 2020, 9am PDT
An in-depth look at the lessons one housing organization learned after receiving a multimillion grant to integrate arts and culture strategies in its work. Has the organization changed the way it operates?
Shelterforce Magazine
May 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Some cities are leasing entire hotels to provide rooms for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to infected people, to allow for safe and supportive isolation away from family or household members who risk being infected.
Medium – Bloomberg Cities
May 18, 2020, 12pm PDT
On Monday, the 73rd World Health Assembly convenes virtually for two days. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with a WHO spokesperson about how long we can expect to live with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
NPR Weekend Edition Saturday
May 18, 2020, 9am PDT
What would a crisis response that finally overcomes the history of slavery and structural racism in the United States look like?
Next City