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Coronavirus and Urbanism

19 hours ago
If the combined effects of winter's cold and the pandemic has you bummed, check out this community-building exercise in the frozen North.
23 hours ago
Housing policy can ensure a sustainable economic recovery by focusing on five outcomes.
Urban Institute
Blog post
Commemorate Inauguration Day by digging deep into the promises and potential of the Biden Administration.
James Brasuell
Blog post
January 13, 2021, 8am PST
Checking in with the numerous risks in the housing market as the economic fallout of the pandemic as approaches it approaches its second year.
James Brasuell
January 12, 2021, 10am PST
The decrease in U.S. economic activity during the pandemic year of 2020 reduced the country's greenhouse gas emissions by 10.3 percent.
Rhodium Group
January 12, 2021, 8am PST
Almost a year into the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Urban Institute assesses what we've learned about transportation equity—and what these lessons mean for the future.
Urban Institute
January 8, 2021, 6am PST
With car ownership rates soaring, the fight for the city's free street parking spots is intensifying.
The New York Times
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
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
Blog post
January 4, 2021, 12pm PST
Since COVID-19 won't last forever, planners should not act as if it will, according to this opinion.
Michael Lewyn
January 3, 2021, 11am PST
California's effort to create emergency supportive housing options during the pandemic has completed a large-scale acquisition process.
Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
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 30, 2020, 10am PST
The working class that make ski towns run are getting squeezed out of work by public health restrictions while wealthy newcomers push real estate markets to crazy new heights.
Adventure Journal
December 29, 2020, 7am PST
An annual review of the world of architecture and design from design critics at the Dallas Morning News and Curbed.
December 29, 2020, 5am PST
The New York State Legislature convened for a special session between holidays to implement new protections in the housing market.
The New York Times
December 28, 2020, 9am PST
Although homeowners have so far accessed financial relief from the pandemic much more easily than renters, housing counselors are bracing for a foreclosure crisis as forbearance terms start to end.
Shelterforce Magazine
December 28, 2020, 5am PST
The most-read news, features, and blogs on Planetizen in that year that was 2020.
James Brasuell
December 22, 2020, 11am PST
A few last minute changes were included in the version of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Act of 2020, approved by Congress last night.
APA Advocates via Twitter
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