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COVID-19

May 21, 2020, 7am PDT
The need for access to parks and open space has never been as obvious, or as pressing.
The Trust for Public Land
May 21, 2020, 5am PDT
A noticeable increase in subway ridership has been taking place on subway trains in New York City, but not enough to call it a comeback, yet.
StreetsBlog NYC
May 20, 2020, 9am PDT
A prominent consequence of the stay-at-home orders and social distancing of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States has been a dramatic surge in the popularity of bike transportation.
The Guardian
May 20, 2020, 8am PDT
A recently published study predicts a 4 to 7 percent decline in greenhouse gas emissions for 2020 compared to 2019.
The Washington Post
May 20, 2020, 6am PDT
In many American cities, restaurants are beacons of economic revitalization and social vibrancy. Calculations are still being made to determine the toll taken on the nation's eateries, and in turn, the urban economies they serve.
The New York Times
May 19, 2020, 8am PDT
Unemployment of historically devastating proportions will force people out of their homes and onto the streets, according to a new study by an economist at Columbia University in New York.
Community Solutions
May 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Some cities are leasing entire hotels to provide rooms for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to infected people, to allow for safe and supportive isolation away from family or household members who risk being infected.
Medium – Bloomberg Cities
May 18, 2020, 12pm PDT
On Monday, the 73rd World Health Assembly convenes virtually for two days. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with a WHO spokesperson about how long we can expect to live with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
NPR Weekend Edition Saturday
May 18, 2020, 10am PDT
As the infection rate at jails in places like New York began to climb, officials started looking for criteria to use in determining which inmates could be released. Then they ran into a familiar but now heightened dilemma.
Shelterforce Magazine
May 18, 2020, 9am PDT
What would a crisis response that finally overcomes the history of slavery and structural racism in the United States look like?
Next City
May 18, 2020, 6am PDT
The private non-profit organizations that support half of New York City's public parks anticipate up to a 60% decrease in funding at a time when people rely on parks more than ever before.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 18, 2020, 5am PDT
A plan to completely overhaul the streets of London will require a "monumental" effort by all residents of the city, according to the mayor of London.
Mayor of London
May 17, 2020, 11am PDT
The city of Berkeley is pursuing an aggressive plan to open the streets for outdoor dining as an economic development tool for local commercial businesses.
Eater San Francisco
May 17, 2020, 9am PDT
Researchers around the world are trying to get an idea about how increased automobile trips, fewer shared modes, and high unemployment will alter long-term trends in transportation.
CityLab
May 17, 2020, 7am PDT
The pandemic has raised alarms about density. Post-pandemic, urban planners should fight more passionately than ever for progressive principles that make cities more equitable, pleasant, and, yes, healthy.
California Planning & Development Report
May 15, 2020, 8am PDT
For many Americans living through the social distancing and stay-at-home-orders of 2020, supporting local businesses means cutting out the tech middle man.
The Washington Post
May 15, 2020, 7am PDT
Some motorists see open roads as an opportunity for stress relief. Transportation officials urge motorists to slow down, citing dramatically increased rates of speeding since the onset of the pandemic.
The Washington Post
May 15, 2020, 6am PDT
A trend toward allowing restaurants and retailers to expand operations to the public realm outside their brick and mortar confines is quickly gaining steam.
The Hill
May 15, 2020, 5am PDT
Two more stories to enter into the archive for the great debate of the coronavirus pandemic: How will the public health crisis change the future of cities?
Foreign Policy
May 14, 2020, 12pm PDT
Where have all the venues gone?
Los Angeles Times