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May 5, 2020, 9am PDT
Professionals working in the built and natural environments have been through tough times before. A recent webinar offered a few prominent urban designers a chance to discuss how they coped with the last big economic downturn.
CNU Public Square
May 5, 2020, 6am PDT
Transportation plans justified with pre-coronavirus data are now obsolete, according to a line of argument recently presented to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
Maryland Matters
May 5, 2020, 5am PDT
In the midst of the pandemic, Americans are expressing a new preference for less crowded spaces, according to the results of a Harris Poll conducted last week.
Axios
April 29, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Utah Inland Port Authority has moved forward quickly with a plan to build a massive inland port complex, despite the objections of local officials in Salt Lake City.
High Country News
April 29, 2020, 6am PDT
A lot of long-term planning is underway in Washington, D.C.
Urban Turf
April 28, 2020, 5am PDT
A recent journal article argues for planners to lead on racial equity.
Journal Of The American Planning Association
Blog post
April 27, 2020, 5am PDT
Questions about how highly contested questions about the future of the built environment will reference COVID-19 for years to come. The question about whether that debate will achieve any actual change is still very much up for debate.
James Brasuell
April 26, 2020, 1pm PDT
We can't go back to the way of life that makes pollution and climate change acceptable, according to multiple articles published on and around Earth Day. It's time for change.
Los Angeles Times
April 23, 2020, 7am PDT
The Ann Arbor City Council wants a more specific consideration of expenses before it will hold a final vote on the A2Zero carbon neutrality plan.
MLive
April 22, 2020, 5am PDT
Milan is making changes to its streets to ensure that the city's residents and employment base don't overwhelm the city with new automobile traffic when the city reopens for business.
The Guardian
April 21, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Colorado Department of Transportation might be building fewer roads than they had originally planned after the coronavirus recedes. A few projects already underway have been able to speed up.
The Denver Post
Feature
April 21, 2020, 5am PDT
Software and other fields have made brilliant progress with the pattern language methodology, while built environment fields lag badly, mired in parochial debates over the massive book that invented the methodology.
Michael Mehaffy
April 17, 2020, 6am PDT
Halted construction work has contributed to a growing number of layoffs in the construction industry during the month of April.
Smart Cities Dive
April 17, 2020, 5am PDT
A third lawsuit tried to halt the Purple Line light rail project in Maryland, but it was just the latest lawsuit to get tossed by a judge.
The Washington Post
Blog post
April 16, 2020, 10am PDT
Demolition can be a lot of fun for the people holding the sledge hammers and swinging the wrecking balls, but demolition is serious business with a large number of significant social and environmental consequences.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
April 14, 2020, 8am PDT
Many people assume that infectious disease risks make cities dangerous, but this is generally untrue. Other factors have more effect on pandemic risk and mortality rates, making cities safer and healthier than rural areas overall.
Todd Litman
April 9, 2020, 12pm PDT
The work of planners might seem unimportant during the pandemic, according to this article, but some of the skills and expertise of planning are more important than ever.
Abundant Housing LA
April 9, 2020, 11am PDT
Los Angeles Department of City Planning Director Vince Bertoni shares the status of the planning department and the daily challenges of providing public-facing service and community meetings under social distancing orders.
The Planning Report
April 9, 2020, 8am PDT
Listen in as planners discuss the response of the profession to the coronavirus pandemic in California.
APA California via YouTube
April 8, 2020, 8am PDT
Emergency legislation has cleared the way for a virtual design review process to keep the wheels of the development industry moving in one of the nation's fastest growing cities.
The Urbanist