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2 days ago
Outdoor dining is going to hang out for a bit.
Eater Seattle
3 days ago
New York City parents are unhappy that fitness enthusiasts are turning to playgrounds for their workouts.
New York Post
3 days ago
The medical community is sounding the alarm in North Dakota, where hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID patients. With the governor opposed to issuing a statewide mask mandate, physicians are asking local governments and the public for help.
Grand Forks Herald
6 days ago
A trio of epidemiologists from Stanford, Harvard, and the University of Oxford have joined the president's new coronavirus medical advisor, Scott Atlas, in promoting an alternative approach to dealing with coronavirus infections.
The Washington Post
October 6, 2020, 7am PDT
It took a pandemic, but the worldwide effort to move restaurant and retail businesses outside, at the expense of parking, is proving far less controversial than it would have before the coronavirus swept the globe.
NPR
September 27, 2020, 9am PDT
A new layer showing the seven-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases started rolling out to Android and iPhones last week.
The Verge
September 27, 2020, 5am PDT
New York City will now be measurably less car-centric for the indefinite future.
Eater New York
September 23, 2020, 7am PDT
Hong Kong provides a lesson in the importance of open space for the health and well-being of residents, especially during the isolation and distancing of a pandemic.
BBC
September 21, 2020, 9am PDT
Research shows that road asphalt exposed to heat and sunlight may eventually become a significant emissions source.
The Guardian
September 20, 2020, 9am PDT
According to a study, Disneyland could comfortably accommodate 50% of the 110-acre theme park’s pre-COVID-19 attendance capacity.
The Orange County Register
September 16, 2020, 6am PDT
Labor unions are raising alarms about the difficulties of keeping transit workers—the essential workers upon which so many essential workers rely—safe during the pandemic.
The American Prospect
September 15, 2020, 10am PDT
For the last six months, the world has been on a stand-still. As government-imposed lockdowns spread across the country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been looking left and right for alternatives to cope with the “new normal.”
E-Ride Solutions
September 4, 2020, 7am PDT
Experts indicate that it is too soon to conclude that the lack of access to parks has contributed to higher coronavirus infection rates in Black and Latino communities, but say there is likely a relationship between the two.
USA Today
Blog post
September 2, 2020, 8am PDT
The latest installment of Planetizen's ongoing effort to track the stories about the future of planning in a world forever changed by COVID-19 notices a recurring theme.
James Brasuell
August 26, 2020, 6am PDT
Deep cleaning of the New York City subway and bus system is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s coronavirus response. But it is costly and time consuming, and the public health benefits are not entirely clear.
Politico
August 25, 2020, 6am PDT
A data-driven approach is needed to figure out how the disease has spread in the islands and what can be done to contain it.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
August 17, 2020, 7am PDT
The story about the safety of public transit has changed since the early days of the pandemic.
Scientific American
August 11, 2020, 11am PDT
Beaches and parks on Oahu are closed to the public once again as the city attempts to control the spread of COVID-19.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser
August 7, 2020, 6am PDT
Pedestrians in Arlington County, Virginia can be fined for gathering on sidewalks in groups larger than three.
DCist
August 6, 2020, 10am PDT
The “10-Minute Walk Campaign” is a nationwide movement to ensure that everyone has safe access to a quality park or green space within a 10-minute walk. In the midst of a pandemic, it is especially important now to have a park close to home.
Planning Magazine