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The Center for Community progress offers advice on effective code enforcement during a time of extreme economic duress.
Center for Community Progress
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The big question for planners since the outset of the pandemic has been how cities and communities will change, and what role planners will take in implementing those changes. Here are four potential ways for urban planning to respond to the crisis.
Kayla Matthews
2 days ago
The novel coronavirus is outlasting the narratives of March 2020, and the country will have to reevaluate its assumptions to understand and respond to shifting threats as the public health crisis deepens.
The Washington Post
2 days ago
Age segregation has contributed to the tragic outbreaks of Covid-19 in nursing homes all over the country, but racial data adds another layer of tragic consequences of the pandemic.
The New York Times
2 days ago
Research from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health looks at the timing of the imposition of public health control measures, at the start of the pandemic and in the present if infections increase, to project lives saved or lost.
The New York Times
4 days ago
Conflicts between church and state are being decided in state and federal courts as governors act to protect their constituents from the coronavirus while religious institutions and their supporters seek exceptions from social gathering restrictions.
The Oregonian
May 21, 2020, 7am PDT
The need for access to parks and open space has never been as obvious, or as pressing.
The Trust for Public Land
May 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Some cities are leasing entire hotels to provide rooms for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to infected people, to allow for safe and supportive isolation away from family or household members who risk being infected.
Medium – Bloomberg Cities
May 18, 2020, 5am PDT
A plan to completely overhaul the streets of London will require a "monumental" effort by all residents of the city, according to the mayor of London.
Mayor of London
May 15, 2020, 6am PDT
A trend toward allowing restaurants and retailers to expand operations to the public realm outside their brick and mortar confines is quickly gaining steam.
The Hill
May 15, 2020, 5am PDT
Two more stories to enter into the archive for the great debate of the coronavirus pandemic: How will the public health crisis change the future of cities?
Foreign Policy
May 14, 2020, 10am PDT
After months of nothing but news of service cuts, plummeting ridership, and cratered budgets, a few U.S. transit agencies are now making plans to restore service with new social distancing guidelines in place.
The Washington Post
May 13, 2020, 9am PDT
Perhaps no nation has captured more media attention in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic than Sweden. Unlike most of Europe, it never went into lockdown, relying mostly on voluntary social distancing. The state epidemiologist devised the plan.
Financial Times
May 12, 2020, 7am PDT
The food system, from supply to distribution and consumption, is undergoing a rapid transformation. Community supported agriculture could potentially benefit.
NPR
May 11, 2020, 6am PDT
It's the end of the scooter as we know it.
Smart Cities Dive
May 10, 2020, 11am PDT
The temporary measures of the coronavirus pandemic are being made permanent fixtures on 20 miles of streets in Seattle.
The Seattle Times
May 10, 2020, 9am PDT
Among unwelcome lessons of COVID-19 is growing evidence of what was already broken in politics and business. Ben Brown looks at making bold changes in order to improve the lives of the left out and left behind.
PlaceShakers
May 10, 2020, 7am PDT
President Trump wants states to reopen businesses quickly but doesn't want to have the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide directions to business owners and transit agencies on how to open without spreading the coronavirus.
Associated Press
May 10, 2020, 5am PDT
A Long Beach-based urban design firm shares design tips for reopening main streets while balancing public health and economic concerns—making space for parklets, pedestrians, and al fresco dining.
studioneleven
May 8, 2020, 5am PDT
If approved by the Pittsbugh City Council, the proposed Greater Pittsburgh Covid-19 Racial Equity Task Force would work toward more equitable distribution of economic and public health resources, during the coronavirus pandemic and after.
Trib Live