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Economic Stimulus

December 30, 2020, 9am PST
The economic disruption of the pandemic has strengthened public support—even among Republicans—for an ambitious social housing program at the federal level, according to the findings of a recent report.
Bloomberg CityLab
December 25, 2020, 9am PST
The 100 days in office provides President-elect Joe Biden with an early chance to follow the model of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Regional Plan Association
December 22, 2020, 11am PST
A few last minute changes were included in the version of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Act of 2020, approved by Congress last night.
APA Advocates via Twitter
December 17, 2020, 12pm PST
A new economic stimulus package that appears headed for approval as of this writing will give $15 billion to public transit, far less than transit advocates had hoped, but far better than nothing.
Streetsblog USA
December 17, 2020, 6am PST
News of a potential economic stimulus package in Congress is followed by news that two of the nation's most prominent transit systems are reducing cuts proposed to address plummeting revenues.
Spectrum News
November 11, 2020, 6am PST
Many cities like New York have reallocated space formerly reserved for moving and storing cars to help restaurants and stores weather the pandemic, but as more residents rely on cars for the same reason, the dynamic threatens to boil over.
New York Post
Feature
November 9, 2020, 5am PST
Outdoor dining programs have provided relief for local restaurants and retailers, while offering an oasis of social life for residents. The winter months will challenge that momentum, but creative, flexible approaches can save the day again.
Andrew M. Manshel
October 18, 2020, 7am PDT
The example of Philadelphia shows how a land value tax could provide relief to residents and the city's finances.
WHYY
October 8, 2020, 5am PDT
Public transit, employment, homelessness, foreclosures—all hang in the balance as the federal government falters with a proposed economic recovery package. So does the prospect of going to a show after the pandemic.
Vice
August 19, 2020, 7am PDT
In China, economic stimulus means high-speed rail spending—and lots of it.
Global Construction Review
July 20, 2020, 11am PDT
When President Trump asserted, "We do too much (coronavirus) testing," he wasn't kidding. He wants to strip $25 billion in funding for testing and tracing needed by states where COVID-19 cases are surging and testing is not meeting demand.
The Washington Post
July 16, 2020, 6am PDT
Ithaca took historic action by passing a resolution to offer rent forgiveness to support its large population of renters during the current economic crisis. The city still has work to do to deliver on that promise.
Shelterforce
July 16, 2020, 5am PDT
In a move called "one of the biggest — and most audacious — deregulatory actions of the Trump administration," President Trump yesterday announced plans to weaken the National Environmental Policy Act for federal infrastructure projects.
The New York Times
July 6, 2020, 5am PDT
The al fresco streets concept is coming to New York City.
StreetsBlog NYC
July 1, 2020, 8am PDT
The Rhodium Group charts a path toward an economic recovery plan that would also achieve social and environmental benefits.
Rhodium Group
June 25, 2020, 9am PDT
Cities can and should look to make changes to the zoning code to support local businesses through this particularly challenging time.
Code Studio
June 25, 2020, 8am PDT
The $500 billion five-year transportation bill making its way through the House is only part of the package.
Smart Cities Dive
June 23, 2020, 5am PDT
To help jumpstart the economy in England, the country is taking the bureaucracy out of the planning process.
Financial Times
June 18, 2020, 6am PDT
The Regional Plan Association is calling on New York City to implement an ambitious plan to transform the city into a world class city for biking—for the benefit of the public health and economic realities of the pandemic and beyond.
Regional Plan Association
June 17, 2020, 11am PDT
Breaking news: a federal moratorium on evictions and foreclosures of single-family mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be extended until at least the end of August. The moratorium had been set to expire at the end of June.
Federal Housing Finance Agency