Protests

George Floyd

Oklahoma House Approves Protections for Drivers Who Hit Protestors

A heated debate and a party line vote in Oklahoma.

March 12, 2021 - The Oklahoman

Black Lives Matter Protest

COVID-19: What About Those Protests?

While not conclusive, evidence suggests that relatively few transmissions of the coronavirus occurred during the widespread protests that followed the death of George Floyd due to the outdoor settings, being in motion and wearing of masks.

July 3, 2020 - The Washington Post

Coronavirus

Chicago's Planning Director on Leadership During Crises

Maurice Cox, planning commissioner for the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, is the subject of this in-depth coverage by the Chicago Tribune.

June 29, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

Black Lives Matter

Disorder is Not Destiny

Do protests and riots inevitably lead to crime waves and flight to suburbia? Not always.

June 19, 2020 - Michael Lewyn

Saint Paul Minnesota

Interstate 94's Legacy of Racial Injustice in the Twin Cities

The symbolism behind highway protests brings demonstrators to occupy Interstate 94 between St. Paul and Minneapolis.

June 16, 2020 - CityLab

Abolish the Police

The Bike as a Symbol of Freedom

It's no geographic accident that so many of the images emerging from nationwide protests have featured numerous protestors on bikes. These forces have been coalescing for years.

June 15, 2020 - The New Yorker

Black Lives Matter

Can it Happen Here? Is it Happening Here?

An urban planning scholar of foreign conflict shares insights into how recent political unrest in the United States resembles and distinguishes from the ethnic and nationalistic conflict experienced in other countries in recent decades.

June 14, 2020 - Scott Bollens

Micromobility

Mobility-as-a-Service Providers Disappear Along With Public Transit During Protests

Mobility-as-a-service companies have disappeared when essential workers needed them most, falling short of their promoted role as gap fillers.

June 7, 2020 - OneZero via Medium

Black LIves Matter

The Shifting Geography of Protest

Compared to 1992 in Los Angeles, the protest and civil unrest of 2020 have relocated to neighborhoods farther north, and further entrenched by white wealth.

June 5, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

New York MTA Bus

The Onion Skewers Police Use of Public Transit During Protests

It's possible that bus public transit could some day again be a powerful tool for economic and social mobility.

June 5, 2020 - The Onion

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