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Economic Downturn

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Millions of American property owners are behind on mortgage payments and facing the prospect of foreclosure and eviction later this year.
Forbes
Blog post
March 31, 2021, 11am PDT

After a week of speculation and rumor, the Biden administration today revealed its promised infrastructure plan.

James Brasuell
March 31, 2021, 9am PDT
The CDC's eviction moratorium will stay in place until at least June 30, 2021.
CNN
March 29, 2021, 12pm PDT
Public transit cities around the world are operating well below pre-pandemic ridership levels, with many cutting service and no real clear idea about how and when a recovery will begin.
The New York Times
Blog post
March 23, 2021, 12pm PDT
The latest in a series of compendia collecting news and commentary focusing on the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on communities.
James Brasuell
March 18, 2021, 11am PDT
Former Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole talks about the implications of the fiscal reset on city budget, policy, and service priorities going forward.
The Planning Report
March 16, 2021, 6am PDT
Two separate U.S. district court judges have rule that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not have the authority to issue an eviction moratorium.
Spectrum News 1
March 9, 2021, 11am PST
As the Mexican government charts the country’s recovery from COVID-19, a newly published paper charts national solutions to urban transportation and housing challenges that will put Mexico’s cities on a path to prosperity and resilience.
Compact Connected Clean and Inclusive Cities in Mexico
March 3, 2021, 5am PST
New data reveals how far the U.S. housing market has stayed from anything resembling normal.
The New York Times
March 2, 2021, 12pm PST
Recent analysis by TransitCenter quantifies the effects of the pandemic for the 150 largest U.S. transit systems.
TransitCenter
March 2, 2021, 5am PST
A critical economic bellwether is showing tentative signs of recovery.
Building Enclosure
Blog post
March 1, 2021, 5am PST
Have all cities lost people due to COVID-19, or just a few high-cost ones?
Michael Lewyn
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
February 10, 2021, 11am PST
Eviction prevention was an eligible use for CARES Act money...until HUD decided that it's not worth preventing evictions until they are under 14 days away.
Shelterforce Magazine
February 9, 2021, 5am PST
Democrats in Congress are moving forward with a massive COVID stimulus package—with or without Republicans.
CNBC
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
January 27, 2021, 9am PST
A research brief published recently by the Urban Institute provides insight into debt accruing among renters during the pandemic and what governments need to do to relieve the pressure.
Urban Institute
January 26, 2021, 10am PST
A recent survey by the National Recreation and Park Association reveals that many park agencies are deferring or canceling maintenance and capital projects.
Parks and Recreation Magazine
January 25, 2021, 8am PST
The map of metropolitan areas that drive least, and thus emit fewer greenhouse gas emissions, has been completely redrawn by the pandemic, according to a recent report.
Smart Cities Dive