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Pandemic Planning

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In Dallas, Dr. Eric Anthony Johnson is not letting last year's crises go to waste.
Laurie Mazur
Blog post
April 7, 2021, 7am PDT

A debate about the effect of the increasing footprint of large, institutional investors in the housing market is further fragmenting the politics of development in the United States.

James Brasuell
April 5, 2021, 8am PDT
A third of mayors surveyed said that despite increased outdoor activity, many of the changes made in the public realm during the pandemic won't be a part of a new normal.
Smart Cities Dive
April 4, 2021, 11am PDT
An argument for the long-term cultural and economic viability of the city, even after the pandemic.
Blog post
March 30, 2021, 5am PDT
The Biden administration's highly anticipated infrastructure spending plan is expected to go public this week. After weeks of speculation about the size and focus of the plan, recent reports reveal a growing package and new revenue streams.
James Brasuell
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
March 29, 2021, 8am PDT
With more people getting back in their cars, can pedestrian-oriented open streets survive?
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 17, 2021, 7am PDT
The economic uncertainty of the pandemic has added to already declining birth rates in a troubling sign for the future of the American economy.
The New York Times
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 10, 2021, 8am PST
A year of intense challenges also offers a chance to break from the unsustainable, inequitable status quo.
Island Press
March 3, 2021, 6am PST
Imagining a post-car (or car-lite) New York City.
March 2, 2021, 12pm PST
Recent analysis by TransitCenter quantifies the effects of the pandemic for the 150 largest U.S. transit systems.
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
January 31, 2021, 11am PST
The nation is now tasked with the challenge of changing course in the middle of multiple, global crises. The necessity of finding a way to overcome the failures of the past and lay the groundwork for a new kind of future has never been more clear.
James Brasuell
January 24, 2021, 7am PST
Impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic are reverberating through cities around the world. The Penn Institute for Urban Research asked 20 urban experts what the lasting effects will be and how we can rebuild equitably and sustainably.
Penn IUR Urban Link
January 19, 2021, 10am PST
Slow streets programs provided a quick short-term solution and paved the way for some permanent street closures and realignments. Now, these programs are getting a second look as community groups react to the changes.
Bloomberg CityLab
Blog post
January 4, 2021, 12pm PST
Since COVID-19 won't last forever, planners should not act as if it will, according to this opinion.
Michael Lewyn
December 8, 2020, 8am PST
Amazon is moving more moving more products than ever, and the company is expanding its physical footprint to keep up with the trends.
The Boston Globe
November 16, 2020, 9am PST
The Oakland Slow Streets program, one of the most controversial developments of the early pandemic, has evolved to become the Essential Places initiative, thanks to new planning practices and a commitment to equity in Oakland, California.
We Are Not Divided