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October 13, 2020, 6am PDT
New research suggests that real estate values were declining before prices started falling, but a climate-driven housing crisis could already be here in coastal Florida.
The New York Times
October 7, 2020, 9am PDT
As California moves to hold local governments accountable for housing production goals, a report finds a 900,000-unit discrepancy. Offered here is the Embarcadero Institute's response to criticism received regarding the report's conclusions.
The Planning Report
Feature
September 30, 2020, 8am PDT
An article from the journal Urban Studies is inspiring debate and controversy over a year after publication, presenting opposing opinions on fundamental questions about how land use regulation affects the housing market.
James Brasuell
September 28, 2020, 11am PDT
A new study calls for changes to coastal management policies to better protect sandy shorelines retreating under the pressure of rising sea levels.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser
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 4, 2020, 8am PDT
Using Google Scholar Citation Profiles, Virginia Tech Planning Professor Tom Sanchez has created a database of planning research citations.
Tom Sanchez
June 15, 2020, 8am PDT
Separate coronavirus studies from the University of California at Berkeley and Imperial College London published June 8 in the journal Nature show the life and health-saving value of domestic stay-at-home orders, global lockdowns, and other measures.
The Washington Post
June 4, 2020, 9am PDT
JSTOR Daily has compiled a syllabus for reading on the causes and consequences of institutional racism.
JSTOR Daily
June 4, 2020, 5am PDT
The newest issue the Journal of Planning and Education Research responds to a clear need of the time: the need to address social justice in the public realm while reforming planning practices in the United States.
Journal of Planning and Education Research
May 26, 2020, 7am PDT
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 17, 2020, 9am PDT
Researchers around the world are trying to get an idea about how increased automobile trips, fewer shared modes, and high unemployment will alter long-term trends in transportation.
CityLab
May 4, 2020, 10am PDT
As a majority of states relax stay-at-home restrictions, a prestigious team of experts from the University of Minnesota, Harvard and Tulane universities warns that the coronavirus will likely last 18 to 24 more months, returning in successive waves.
CNN
April 20, 2020, 8am PDT
The Western United States is experiencing a drought the scale of which has only been seen once before in the past 1,200 years, according to a new study. Climate change is not a future problem, say the researchers responsible for the study, it's here.
The Washington Post
February 18, 2020, 5am PST
Several recent studies add fuel to the fire of whether market-rate housing helps affordability or drives low-income people from their neighborhoods.
The New York Times
December 14, 2019, 5am PST
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at Harvard and Penn IUR Scholar Sai Balakrishnan examines land transformation along India’s economic corridors.
Penn IUR Urban Link
December 13, 2019, 10am PST
Car culture isn't free, even for people who don't own cars.
The Boston Globe
December 10, 2019, 10am PST
An analysis of 1,295,160 citations of urban planning research over the past year.
Tom Sanchez
November 19, 2019, 12pm PST
A small group of test subjects, enabled with the use of a chauffeur, increased driving distances by a collective 83 percent.
Jalopnik
November 11, 2019, 6am PST
New research out of the University of Virginia makes the case for walkable neighborhoods as incubators of economic mobility.
University of Virginia
November 6, 2019, 2pm PST
Recent political interest in local land use regulations requires a thorough and nuanced understanding of the strengths and limitations of the methodologies available for measuring the effects of zoning.
Brookings