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Coronavirus and Density

Blog post
5 days ago
Have all cities lost people due to COVID-19, or just a few high-cost ones?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
February 17, 2021, 12pm PST
The latest in a series of compendia gathering news and analysis about the effects of the COVID-19 on the built and natural environments—now and long into the future.
James Brasuell
February 2, 2021, 11am PST
In California, housing prices have shot up in resort areas like Lake Tahoe and Big Bear and in suburbs like Mountain House and Rancho Cucamonga. Are urbanities fleeing, or are young adults doing what young adults have always done?
California Planning & Development Report
February 2, 2021, 9am PST
Cities could learn from the grocery store chain's successful navigation of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Blog post
January 7, 2021, 12pm PST
The latest in a series of compendia tackling the effects of the pandemic, now and in the future, for cities and communities.
James Brasuell
January 6, 2021, 10am PST
Appearing on a Sunday news show, Mayor Eric Garcetti noted that the Los Angeles metropolitan region is the nation's densest and one of two primary reasons why "we're seeing a person every six seconds contract COVID-19 here in Los Angeles County."
CBS News
Feature
January 5, 2021, 12pm PST
If ever there was a doubt about the sheer depth and breadth of intersectionality found in the practice and theory of planning, the pandemic provides daily reminders.
James Brasuell
Feature
December 31, 2020, 7am PST
If ever there was a doubt about the sheer depth and breadth of intersectionality found in the practice and theory of planning, the pandemic provides daily reminders.
James Brasuell
December 21, 2020, 9am PST
The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies releases its "The State of the Nation’s Housing 2020" report last month.
Housing Matters
December 21, 2020, 5am PST
Homes in suburban and even rural locations were hot commodities on the pandemic real estate market, according to an industry report.
Inman News
Feature
December 14, 2020, 8am PST
Planetizen's annual list of the best of the planning Internet in a year inextricably defined by the uncertainty and constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.
James Brasuell
December 13, 2020, 11am PST
The nation's smallest and second densest state has led the country in daily new cases per capita of coronavirus infections for the last week, supplanting the Midwest and Mountain States where the virus has reigned for months.
GoLocalProv
Blog post
December 8, 2020, 5am PST
Planetizen shares the latest in a series of compendia tackling the effects of the pandemic, now and in the future, for cities and communities.
James Brasuell
December 4, 2020, 8am PST
A new study connects evictions to the spread of the coronavirus. Evictions continued in huge numbers during the pandemic despite a patchwork of eviction protections at multiple layers of government.
Curbed
November 9, 2020, 11am PST
An analysis by the Associated Press found that voters in counties that are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus were far more likely to support President Trump's reelection than voters in less-impacted counties.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
November 3, 2020, 5am PST
This is Planetizen's seventh collection of articles on the subject of the future of cities in the wake of the pandemic, and how cities and communities are changing plans to respond to the many changes that world has experienced in 2020.
James Brasuell
October 27, 2020, 11am PDT
The City by the Bay has joined eight largely rural counties in California by advancing last Tuesday to the least restrictive tier of the state's new reopening criteria by reducing coronavirus transmission to nearly New York levels.
The Mercury News
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
Blog post
September 2, 2020, 8am PDT
The latest installment of Planetizen's ongoing effort to track the stories about the future of planning in a world forever changed by COVID-19 notices a recurring theme.
James Brasuell