The Consequences of Sprawl: Overcrowded Housing and Covid Deaths
Los Angeles is the nation's capital of both crowding and sprawl. A feature published by the Los Angeles Times provides the history of how the metropolis achieved this contradiction.
The Link Between COVID-19 Deaths and Overcrowded Housing
Overcrowding and housing insecurity among Black and Brown communities led to disproportionately high COVID-19 fatalities, research shows.
Parks Overwhelmed by Record Numbers of Visitors
Already understaffed and underfunded, the agencies that manage state and national parks are struggling to keep up with the spike in demand for outdoor recreation over the past year.
Opinion: We're Loving Our National Parks to Death
A reservation system could help the struggling national parks system manage crowds and protect our public lands from overuse, according to this article.
New York City Reopens Today. How Will People Travel?
The last of the ten economic regions in the Empire State opened for Phase One on June 8. Transportation planners fear massive traffic congestion as residents and workers may abandon the subway due to concerns about being infected by the coronavirus.
Overcrowded Housing Connected to Coronavirus Infection
"This is a housing disease."
Population Limits Push Residents Out of Beijing and Shanghai
In top-tier Chinese cities like Shanghai and Beijing, new population caps have spurred the relocation of residents, many of them low-income, to smaller cities and the outskirts.
An Investigation into Subway Delays Identifies a New Culprit
An investigative report digs into the causes of delays on the New York subway and finds that the official company line might not square with reality.
Regardless of Cost, New York Must Rehabilitate its Crown Jewel: the Subway
Depending on what's included, the cost to rebuild the ailing 665-mile system could be $111 billion, but the city's future depends on it. A feature-length New York Times Magazine piece looks at its history and suggests ways to finance rebuilding.
No, Your City Is Not Overcrowded
One common argument against new housing (especially in Manhattan) is that the city is "overcrowded."
Breaking News: Tragic Stampede at Mumbai Rail Station Leaves 22 Dead
A tragic stampede at a Mumbai rail station is putting new focus on the state of rail infrastructure in India.
Reservation System Possible for Zion National Park
The National Park Service is looking for solutions to overcrowding at its most popular parks. The idea of an online reservation system might get its first test in Utah.
Human Error, Not Crumbling Infrastructure, Caused NYC Subway Derailment
While the New York subway's need for infrastructure investment is well documented, it was an improperly placed rail that caused two subway cars to derail on a southbound A train on Tuesday morning in Harlem.
How Should Lower Manhattan Handle Its Crowd Problem?
In the period since 9/11, Lower Manhattan has undergone a residential boom. With daytime professionals and tourists also in the mix, the strain is showing.
Gentrification and the Bay Area's Controversial Growth Management Plan
Is gentrification the inevitable result of land use planning that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by favoring infill development over auto-dependent sprawl? The Urban Displacement Project looks at the unintended effects of Plan Bay Area.
Too Much TOD Set to Strain D.C.'s Subway
New development is poised to add thousands of riders to D.C.'s Metro, but rush hour trains are often packed already. Though Metro has proposed $6 billion in fixes, some see better land use planning across the area as the key to solving the problem.
Bogotá's Bus Rapid Transit Under Attack
In spite of international recognition from planners and transit officials, Bogotá's bus rapid transit system faced riots this month over high fares and overcrowding, Eric Jaffe reports.
Mouse Utopia, and the Density Scare
John B. Calhoun wrote in the 70s about studies he'd conducted that looked at how mice would react when "overcrowded". Since his utopias often turned ugly, he (and many others) extrapolated the results to humans, giving density a bad name.
Gas Prices Continue To Push Motorists Onto Transit
In the sprawling Atlanta region, some and bus lines are experiencing overcrowding due to the soaring number of transit commuters.
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Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
Mpact: Mobility, Community, Possibility
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