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COVID-19

February 18, 2021, 10am PST
A new book from the "Rethinking Streets" series identifies 25 quick redesigns cities can use to reconfigure streets for the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rethinking Streets During COVID-19
Feature
February 18, 2021, 7am PST
Six components of a strategic plan for city and regions to guide their short-term actions for equitable economic recovery from the pandemic.
Alisa Pyszka, Kim Zeuli
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
Blog post
February 16, 2021, 12pm PST
Some scientists and city officials are moving ahead with a different way to track the virus’s spread: wastewater testing.
Devin Partida
February 15, 2021, 11am PST
The pandemic and political mismanagement are continuing to have an effect on the 2020 Census.
NPR
February 10, 2021, 12pm PST
The funding in the draft stimulus funding package making its way through Congress falls short of the total requested by the American Public Transportation Association, but would go a long way to helping transit agencies weather the pandemic.
TransitCenter
February 9, 2021, 10am PST
Three big, but basic, things that we could do right now to get us much closer to equity in housing.
Shelterforce Magazine
February 9, 2021, 9am PST
With most gyms closed to the pandemic and its associated restrictions, more and more people are getting exercise equipment installed in their own homes to maintain their fitness goals and routines.
Outside
February 9, 2021, 5am PST
Democrats in Congress are moving forward with a massive COVID stimulus package—with or without Republicans.
CNBC
Blog post
February 8, 2021, 5am PST
The events of the past year shows that the law of supply and demand applies to urban housing, and that gentrification can, in fact, be subdued.
Michael Lewyn
February 5, 2021, 8am PST
COVID-19 restrictions have highlighted the importance of abundant, multi-use open spaces accessible to all.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 3, 2021, 10am PST
An intimate look at what it’s like fighting for meaningful state-level rent relief when the powers that be don’t believe everyone is worth saving.
Shelterforce Magazine
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
February 1, 2021, 10am PST
Travelers will be required to properly wear a face mask when riding all forms of public transportation, e.g., ride-share, bus, train, ferry, or plane. The rule applies to transportation hubs and boarding platforms. Not just any face-covering will do.
Slate
February 1, 2021, 8am PST
With Democrats taking back the Senate, can the Biden administration go beyond immediate-term rent relief to win more ambitious housing solutions?
Shelterforce Magazine
January 31, 2021, 5am PST
With coronavirus Infections decreasing and vaccinations increasing throughout the nation, health and science reporters are writing about what the end of the pandemic may look like—from a disease perspective.
National Geographic
January 28, 2021, 11am PST
As the pandemic leaves restaurants and food businesses struggling to make ends meet, the Dallas City Council will evaluate a proposal legalizing detached food carts.
The Dallas Observer
January 28, 2021, 6am PST
Research suggests maximizing airflow during shared car rides vastly reduces the risk of transmission.
The New York Times
January 25, 2021, 9am PST
Words matter. Road safety advocates know that "crashes are not accidents." Similarly, calling coronavirus restrictions "lockdowns," fails to distinguish the severity among public health orders. On January 6, America experienced a true lockdown.
NPR