Jobs

Grocery Store

Early Economic Effects of COVID-19 Concentrated in Large Metros

Big cities suffered the worst economic effects if the pandemic as of March, according to April data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

May 6, 2020 - Brookings

Coronavirus Lock Down

The Geography of Low-Income Job Losses

The historic job losses of the past two months have hit the most vulnerable workers harder than others, so far. The Urban Institute estimated and mapped where more low-income jobs have been lost.

April 19, 2020 - Urban Institute

Lower Manhattan and the Hudson River

Mapping the Geography of Jobs and Around New York City

The geography of work in New York City must include an analysis of the larger region, according to a new report from the New York City Department of City Planning.

October 31, 2019 - NYC Planning

Coal Ash

Four Illinois Coal Plants to Close

Vistra Energy is closing coal power plants in Illinois, each of which employs between 60 to 90 workers.

September 5, 2019 - NBC

Wood, Timber, Forestry, Logging

Why Jay Inslee Should Embrace Cross-Laminated Timber

With a timber rich state and a desire to fight climate change, mass timber and CLT could become Jay Inslee's signature green economy success in Washington State.

August 26, 2019 - ConorBronsdon

Seattle, Washington

Measuring Job Densification Trends in U.S. Metropolitan Areas

A new report details the trend of jobs densification in U.S. metropolitan areas between 2004 and 2015, finding a few large metropolitan areas leading an overall increase in jobs density. Still, many areas are seeing jobs disperse around the region.

June 20, 2019 - Brookings Institution

Construction

Dense Cities Have Less to Offer Low-Skilled Workers Than They Once Did

A study from economist David Autor finds that the higher wages once offered workers without college degrees or special skills are mostly gone. Workers in cities often earn what they would in rural areas.

January 17, 2019 - The New York Times

Skyline

NYC Planning Director Marissa Lago Touts Regional Planning

Marisa Lago pens in an opinion piece supporting a regional approach to planning, timed for the release of a new "Geography of Jobs" report.

August 6, 2018 - Medium

New York MTA

Study Quantifies Job Access in U.S. Cities

An annual survey by the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota measures job availability, job location, population density, and the availability of transit.

July 9, 2018 - Smart Cities Dive

More Evidence of the Economic Upsides to Traffic

Because it forces infill and efficient transit, among other things, traffic is actually good per capita GDP and jobs.

June 10, 2018 - Public Square: A CNU Journal

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.