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Remote Work

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If even a small fraction of workers continue to work remotely or have more flexible hours, the resulting reduction in rush hour travelers could have a significant impact on peak hour congestion.
The New York Times
June 9, 2021, 6am PDT
Center City in Philadelphia offers a case study for one of the largest and potentially most consequential contingencies of the pandemic: What happens to downtowns is most workers never come back to the office?
Philadelphia
May 24, 2021, 7am PDT
Urbanist Richard Florida assesses post-pandemic possibilities for neighborhoods that once relied on 9-to-5 workers.
Bloomberg CityLab
May 12, 2021, 5am PDT
An analysis of housing affordability shows rising costs in America's smaller cities.
Bloomberg Opinion
May 5, 2021, 9am PDT
Smaller cities are luring newly untethered workers with cash incentives, bikes, and other local perks.
Medium
April 6, 2021, 12pm PDT
An online calculator helps companies determine the broader impacts of their decisions to continue working remotely or return to the office.
Bloomberg CityLab
March 30, 2021, 11am PDT
As the pandemic continues to disrupt life in the United States, some Taiwanese Americans are rebuilding their lives abroad.
Los Angeles Times
January 15, 2021, 8am PST
Remote workers are flocking to small, amenity-rich towns in the West, changing their social and economic landscape.
High Country News
July 24, 2020, 8am PDT
A study finds that a third of workers would prefer to work remotely every day of the workweek, potentially removing nearly 50 million cars from U.S. roadways.
Streetsblog USA
June 10, 2020, 12pm PDT
Did coronavirus bring certain death to the traditional concept of the office, or is it only a matter of time until we return to business as usual?
The Economist
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 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
March 25, 2020, 12pm PDT
While cities may be shut down, city planners have not turned off the lights. Planning departments around California, which is mostly on lockdown, have resorted to working from home. Long-range planning could even benefit.
California Planning & Development Report