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COVID-19

June 13, 2021, 7am PDT
With the federal eviction moratorium due to expire at the end of the month and rent relief programs failing to reach those who need it most, an eviction crisis still looms.
NPR
June 10, 2021, 8am PDT
Despite the economic blow dealt by last year's lockdowns, business districts in smaller cities like Wilkes-Barre managed to weather the crisis.
The New York Times
June 9, 2021, 6am PDT
Center City in Philadelphia offers a case study for one of the largest and potentially most consequential contingencies of the pandemic: What happens to downtowns is most workers never come back to the office?
Philadelphia
May 30, 2021, 9am PDT
Five ways to ensure that rental assistance reaches communities of color with high levels of need.
Shelterforce Magazine
May 26, 2021, 11am PDT
In a typical pre-pandemic year, landlords in Philadelphia filed around 20,000 evictions. Last year, landlords filed just 4,500.
Next City
Blog post
May 25, 2021, 12pm PDT
Planetizen started gathering articles attempting to predict the post-pandemic future in March 2020. The work goes on, with many questions left still to be answered.
James Brasuell
May 24, 2021, 7am PDT
Urbanist Richard Florida assesses post-pandemic possibilities for neighborhoods that once relied on 9-to-5 workers.
Bloomberg CityLab
Blog post
May 23, 2021, 5am PDT
Here are just a few ways urban environments are transforming and reinventing themselves in the wake of the coronavirus.
Devin Partida
May 21, 2021, 8am PDT
Restaurants in areas designated as "slow streets" during the pandemic saw a boost in consumer interest.
Bloomberg CityLab
May 16, 2021, 7am PDT
Cities and counties have been slow to take advantage of the promise of full and retroactive FEMA reimbursement to expand emergency housing programs, frustrating housing advocates. What’s getting in the way?
Shelterforce Magazine
May 12, 2021, 5am PDT
An analysis of housing affordability shows rising costs in America's smaller cities.
Bloomberg Opinion
May 11, 2021, 6am PDT
Cities have more experience, and examples, than they might realize when it comes to reinventing systems of investment and governance to recover from the economic ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bloomberg CityLab
May 10, 2021, 10am PDT
The fortunes of commercial real estate in Seattle have completely reversed since February, according to a new analysis.
The Seattle Times
Feature
May 5, 2021, 12pm PDT
The American Planning Association's 2021 National Planning Conference started streaming this morning, with an obvious focus on equity and the historical role of the planning profession in perpetuating systemic racism.
James Brasuell
May 4, 2021, 12pm PDT
So much for vaccines enabling the U.S. to achieve the cherished goal of herd immunity for COVID-19. It is becoming increasingly clear to many public health experts that likely will not happen, according to a New York Times global health reporter.
The New York Times
April 28, 2021, 6am PDT
The city's comparatively affordable rents and low unemployment rate have attracted new residents during a year when many big cities saw their population growth slow.
Urbanize Atlanta
April 21, 2021, 7am PDT
Cities around the country are making big plans for economic relief funding from the federal government.
The Washington Post
Feature
April 21, 2021, 5am PDT
Vital urbanism and a prescription for the post-pandemic city.
Dan Kaplan
April 20, 2021, 12pm PDT
The California city has received complaints about overcrowding even as the program sought to create more outdoor public space during the pandemic.
Climate Magazine
Blog post
April 20, 2021, 5am PDT
The latest edition of an ongoing compendia of articles trying to make sense of the deep uncertainties of the pandemic—and what it all means for the future of cities.
James Brasuell