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Coronavirus

Yesterday
Italy has been hit hard by the pandemic, and slowing the spread of the virus has meant dramatic changes in urban life.
The Conversation
Blog post
2 days ago

Beverly Hills is taking advantage of empty streets by accelerating construction on the Purple Line Subway extension currently cutting its way across Los Angeles. More cities should follow Beverly Hills' lead.

James Brasuell
2 days ago
Data shows that drivers are speeding on the city’s mostly deserted streets.
StreetsBlog NYC
2 days ago
The city of Beverly Hills, long an opponent of the project, is now taking advantage of a lack of car traffic to drastically speed up construction on the Purple Line subway extension.
Streetsblog LA
2 days ago
The number of drive-through testing sites across the country is still low. With continued supply shortages, when and if the situation will change are unclear.
Oregon Live
2 days ago
Cities that rely on sales and income tax revenues to fund vital local services can expect immediate fiscal consequences from the coronavirus pandemic.
Brookings
2 days ago
More people are driving less and staying at home. The result is significant improvements in air quality in cities across the country.
The New York Times
3 days ago
The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) on the law's impact on multifamily housing.
The Planning Report
3 days ago
The pandemic is highlighting the crucial necessity of community developers’ work. Here’s what the field will need to play its part in the recovery.
Shelterforce Magazine
3 days ago
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
3 days ago
Now that everyone understands what an exponential curve looks like, how it works, and how it brings life-threatening risk to their lives, it might be time to re-examine the realities of climate change, too.
Politico
4 days ago
An interview with Michael Berkowitz, former executive director of 100 Resilient Cities, finds a path to the light at the end of the tunnel.
CityLab
4 days ago
Preventing catastrophe when eviction moratoriums lift requires major waivers and changes of policy—but ones advocates say are fully within HUD's power.
Shelterforce Magazine
4 days ago
A report from Imperial College London, viewed as the "gold standard" by British leaders, was instrumental in compelling the U.S. and the U.K. to enact stronger policies to contain COVID-19. But was it too late?
The New York Times
4 days ago
Cities have an opportunity to make bold changes that would give pedestrians and cyclists the space on streets that they deserve.
The Verge
4 days ago
While some bike-sharing systems are being shut off to reduce mobility, others are experiencing a sudden increase of demand as people avoid mass transit.
Cities of the Future
4 days ago
The densest city in the country is struggling with the rapid spread of the virus, and close proximity is likely a primary factor.
The New York Times
4 days ago
Track the response of local transportation strategies responding to the massive shift in travel demand as a result of the pandemic.
Bloomberg Philanthropies
5 days ago
Shortly after the two health experts on his task force estimated that the COVID-19 death toll could reach 200,000 and that no metro area would be spared, President Trump announced on Sunday that he would extend the 15-day guidelines through April.
The Washington Post
5 days ago
The Smart Cities Council has launched the "Activator - COVID-19 Mitigation Roadmap."
Smart Cities Dive