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Coronavirus and Urbanism

2 days ago
Neighborhoods that have been stubbornly resistant to investment for decades are suddenly the scene of waves of permitting activity as the city of Philadelphia prepares to tighten its tax abatement program.
Philadelphia Inquirer
3 days ago
A recent article about Houston residents fleeing the city for College Station reads a lot like articles about New Yorkers decamping for less urban climes.
Houston Chronicle
3 days ago
Building more housing where people work is a simple way to come out of the pandemic with a stronger sense of community and shorter commutes, according to this article.
City and State New York
August 5, 2020, 9am PDT
Accelerated investment in smart city technologies presents increased opportunity for connection and data-driven decision making, so long as cities can avoid the common pitfalls of implementation.
Citymetric
August 5, 2020, 5am PDT
Just when the nation needs a functional market for affordable housing, the industry that builds affordable housing supply has stopped functioning, like to many other parts of the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bloomberg CityLab
July 31, 2020, 5am PDT
Fake news site The Onion imagines the logical result of car-centric planning during a pandemic.
The Onion
July 30, 2020, 7am PDT
Designers have gone back to the drawing board to keep proposals moving through the development pipeline in light of lessons from the pandemic.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Blog post
July 27, 2020, 12pm PDT
The geography for the coronavirus has changed, but most of the debate about the future of cities continues along many of the same lines as in the early months of the pandemic.
James Brasuell
July 17, 2020, 7am PDT
Most people only know Hong Kong as an urban jungle and one of the densest cities in the world. However, there are actually green places where its residents can go for exercise and relaxation.
South China Morning Post
July 14, 2020, 10am PDT
New homes, located mostly on the fringe of developed areas, are selling at a torrid pace this summer.
CNBC
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
Slate
July 10, 2020, 6am PDT
The president of Hudson Companies and The Planning Report’s first editor, David Kramer, discusses New York City’s COVID response and recovery and its likely impact on multifamily housing development going forward.
The Planning Report
July 8, 2020, 11am PDT
POLITICO Magazine surveyed designers, architects, planners, doctors, psychologists, logisticians, and others, asking them how they would redesign the world for the Covid-19 era and beyond.
Politico Magazine
July 8, 2020, 8am PDT
The novel coronavirus has so far preyed on the most vulnerable in cities, as a result of the planning failures of the previous century. Planners today can take steps to reverse that reality, if they reclaim their historic role.
Democracy
July 8, 2020, 5am PDT
Two development markets charged by an early 2000s rezoning will test the reach of the coronavirus in New York City's development market.
The New York Times
July 7, 2020, 5am PDT
Buses in New York City are proving to be a crucial tool as New York recovers from a brutal experience at the beginning of the pandemic.
The New York Times
Blog post
July 6, 2020, 8am PDT
How will COVID-19 and its economic consequences affect housing supply?
Michael Lewyn
July 6, 2020, 5am PDT
The al fresco streets concept is coming to New York City.
StreetsBlog NYC
July 3, 2020, 5am PDT
With travel restrictions requiring quarantines for many out-of-state visitors to New York City, the normal hordes of tourists on New York's High Line will be absent for months to come.
The Washington Post
July 2, 2020, 6am PDT
A new study finds that county density is not significantly related to the infection rate, but higher density counties have significantly lower virus-related mortality rates than those with lower densities, possibly due to superior health care.
Journal Of The American Planning Association