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September 16, 2020, 7am PDT
President Trump is infamous for politicizing civil unrest in cities, but his leadership's animus to urban areas is found in policy as well, despite the importance of large cities to the nation's economy.
The Washington Post
August 18, 2020, 6am PDT
In Feminist City, geographer Leslie Kern describes the often invisible ways in which cities are unwelcome to women. It's an essential look at the urban gender divide, and it passionately calls for gender equity in the planning profession.
California Planning & Development Report
July 14, 2020, 7am PDT
In this interview with Emily Badger of the New York Times, Natalie Moore of WBEZ Chicago, and Amanda Kolson Hurley of Bloomberg Businessweek, Slate's Henry Grabar asks about the future viability of America's cities and suburbs in a time of COVID-19
May 27, 2020, 7am PDT
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.
April 21, 2020, 6am PDT
"Cities of all sizes may soon look less alluring, if drastic drops in income, sales and tourism tax revenue leave gaping holes in budgets," according to this article, which encapsulates a popular school of thought as the pandemic rages.
The New York Times
April 1, 2020, 7am PDT
Changes are coming, but they don't have to be anti-urban, and they could mean a more resilient world for cities and communities of all shapes and sizes.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
March 31, 2020, 12pm PDT
An interview with Michael Berkowitz, former executive director of 100 Resilient Cities, finds a path to the light at the end of the tunnel.
March 30, 2020, 5am PDT
Cities have survived terrible infectious diseases before, because the power of concentrated human and economic activity is just so strong. When it’s time to reopen U.S. cities, a few key actions will ensure the future safety and health of all.
Blog post
March 23, 2020, 6am PDT
Numerous writers and experts are already examining the question about what happens to ideas about urbanism in a future forever altered by recent events.
James Brasuell
March 18, 2020, 9am PDT
Common Edge surveyed mayors and urban designers for ideas about what the next decade holds in store for cities. There were plenty of challenges in facing the world before the pandemic.
Common Edge
January 12, 2020, 11am PST
The adaptive nature of cities is exemplified once again, by the self-organizing response of street networks after transformative changes.
Fanis Grammenos
Blog post
December 23, 2019, 9am PST
Despite headlines to the contrary, the nation's most urbanized places appear to have gained thirtysomethings in recent years.
Michael Lewyn
December 20, 2019, 12pm PST
Last night's Democratic candidate debate was held in the nation's second largest city, but like previous debates, it left urban issues largely unaddressed.
November 21, 2019, 5am PST
The history of inquiry into the "organic" nature of cities has revealed findings that inform the practice of urban planning.
Fanis Grammenos
September 5, 2019, 10am PDT
The idea of cities as components of larger megaregions has lost some of its popularity, Alon Levy looks at regions around the world to try to understand how useful the concept is in understanding cities and regions.
Pedestrian Observations
August 30, 2019, 5am PDT
Views about urban growth and decline often rely on statistics for metropolitan regions rather than cities proper. Here, Richard Florida looks at the fastest- and slowest-growing cities in America, separate from their metro areas.
August 26, 2019, 7am PDT
As cities around the world face the effects of climate change head on, they have been pushing policy forward and taking action at the local level. But they are also creating networks that have a much broader impact beyond individual cities.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
August 14, 2019, 6am PDT
This pop quiz will probably expand knowledge about cities more than test it, because the questions and answers are pretty obscure.
The Guardian
July 20, 2019, 7am PDT
The economy is improving in places like Texas, but a closer look indicates that cities are taking off while rural areas are lagging behind.
The New York Times
July 17, 2019, 6am PDT
A new infographic breaks down how much space is devoted to buildings, green space, and roads in 15 major U.S. cities.