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Singapore

Singapore Housing Lessons for the Biden Administration

Singapore's carefully designed public housing that supports mixed-incomes, green space, and access to high-quality transportation is a good benchmark for the Biden administration's new push to root out systemic racism in the housing market.

February 2, 2021 - Robert Fischer

Two friends sit and talk at a social distance in Fletcher Moss park, Manchester, UK

Planning Age-Friendly Cities

Manchester researchers are part of a network of European cities collaborating on strategies to support the aging population in cities worldwide.

October 9, 2020 - City Monitor

New York Subway Coronvairus

Looking Ahead and Way Back as the U.S. Passes 200,000 Coronavirus Deaths

It's been eight months since the first confirmed infection from the novel coronavirus in Washington state. As deadly as COVID-19 is, Americans should reflect when 200,000 died in a single month from a far deadlier virus 102 years ago.

September 28, 2020 - The New York Times

Southeast Asia

The Singapore Exception

Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong were credited early in the pandemic with having successfully contained the coronavirus without resorting to lockdowns. However, Singapore lost its standing in that elite group. Crowding vs. density may explain why.

June 9, 2020 - NPR - Goats and Soda

Coronavirus Social Distancing

Coronavirus Success Stories

While the U.S. leads the world in COVID-19 infections and deaths, a small group of nations defied the odds and has shown remarkable success in containing the coronavirus. NPR investigates what they share in common, with a focus on New Zealand.

June 8, 2020 - NPR

Emergency Housing

Hotels Could Play a Critical Role in Containing Coronavirus in Crowded Cities

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.

May 19, 2020 - Medium – Bloomberg Cities

Paris Trees

The Importance of Urban Tree Canopies

Urban trees play an essential role in making cities livable and countering the effects of climate change.

November 6, 2019 - The Guardian

Ferrari Sports Car

Regulating Car Ads to Discourage Unsafe Driving

Dangerous driving is a common feature of U.S. car ads, but other countries have banned this advertising because it glorifies reckless behavior.

June 5, 2019 - Streetsblog USA

Singapore Electric Bus

Trial Run of Driverless Buses Set to Start in Singapore

Singapore has ambitious plans for an autonomous public transportation system. New full-sized buses and an upcoming trial run will put the country closer to its goals.

March 9, 2019 - Bloomberg

Hong Kong High Rises

Asian, Australian Property Markets Begin to Cool

Markets for residential property income of East Asia's most expensive cities are slowing down. The U.S.-China trade war is one factor, along with local controls and a mainland Chinese economy applying the brakes.

January 11, 2019 - The Vancouver Sun

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.