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A sin on a street in Chur, Switzerland lists public health precautions.

Swiss Vote to Retain COVID Mitigation Measures

A nationwide referendum held on Sunday, Nov. 28, on coronavirus measures enacted by the Swiss federal government, including the controversial Swiss Covid certificate (vaccination verification), passed with 62% of the vote.

December 7, 2021 - The New York Times

Cincinnati Over-the-Rhine

Voters Reject Cincinnati's Affordable Housing Ballot Issue

A charter amendment that would have guaranteed funding for the Cincinnati Housing trust Fund was soundly defeated by voters in a citywide election last week.

May 6, 2021 - WCPO

Cincinnati, Ohio

Affordable Housing Needs Assessed Ahead of Cincinnati's May Election

Cincinnati voters will consider Issue 3 at the ballot box on May 4, potentially guaranteeing $50 million in annual funding for the city's Housing Trust Fund.

April 30, 2021 - The Cincinnati Enquirer

Carew Tower

Housing Trust Fund Vote Stirs Controversy in Cincinnati

A housing policy debate is taking place on the editorial pages of Cincinnati publications.

March 26, 2021 - Cincinnati.com

Stars and Stripes

2020 Election Results for Transportation and Land Use

Thinking beyond the presidency: Here's an Election Day 2020 roundup of election issues related to planning, urban design, and the built and natural environments.

November 4, 2020 - James Brasuell

California

Op-Ed: Housing Could Have Fared Better in San Francisco Election

This month's election yielded mixed results on housing. The pros: a solid victory for pro-housing Mayor London Breed and two affordable housing measures. The con: likely more anti-housing sentiment on the Board of Supervisors.

November 17, 2019 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Virginia State Government

Election 2019: Changing Demographics Explain Democrats' Victory in Virginia

It's not suburbs vs. cities but inner vs. outer suburbs that determined the outcome of elections in Virginia last Tuesday that flipped the General Assembly from red to blue.

November 12, 2019 - The New York Times

Tacoma Washington

Election 2019: Devastating Transportation Funding Loss in Pacific Northwest

Washington voters' approval of Initiative 976, which put a limit on car tab increases as well as repealing many motor vehicle fees, will have far-reaching consequences for funding road maintenance, transit, and bike and pedestrian projects.

November 9, 2019 - The Seattle Times

Polling Place

Election 2019: Planning and Development Related Results Roundup

Many states and cities around the country voted on November 5, 2019 to decide matters related to the future of the built environment.

November 6, 2019 - James Brasuell

Texas Commute

Opinion: Houston Should Vote Yes for MetroNext to Build Transit and Clean the Air

The executive director of Environment Texas makes the case for public transit as a key tool in improving air pollution in and around Houston. Houston voters will vote on the MetroNext bond referendum today.

November 5, 2019 - Houston Chronicle

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Expanding HUD’s Eviction Protection Grant Program

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New Updates on The Edge

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