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Social Distancing

October 11, 2020, 7am PDT
Hospitals in parts of Wisconsin are experiencing a medical crisis reminiscent of New York and Arizona—they are running out of beds due to a surge of COVID-19 patients. The outbreak is statewide, showing no relationship with density.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 28, 2020, 7am PDT
Vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and gasoline production trends point to VMT in the United States staying ten to 12 percent lower than in 2019 for the next few months, at least.
Eno Center for Transportation
September 3, 2020, 11am PDT
What happens to Play Streets when playing together is a danger?
Next City
August 7, 2020, 6am PDT
Pedestrians in Arlington County, Virginia can be fined for gathering on sidewalks in groups larger than three.
DCist
August 4, 2020, 8am PDT
Local parks and green spaces that enable safe social distancing have never been more important to people living in cities. The Trust for Public Land has released a new report showing their importance and the challenges they are facing.
The Washington Post
July 6, 2020, 12pm PDT
Big data startups and corporations are collecting information that can help planners make informed decisions about how to facilitate social distancing. Will planners center data-driven decisions in other planning processes?
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
June 18, 2020, 12pm PDT
Know before you go.
Chicago Tribune
June 18, 2020, 10am PDT
Seven streets in Washington, D.C. will have speed limit reduced to 15 miles per hour following a District-wide 20 miles per hour local road speed limit set at the end of May.
Urban Turf
June 17, 2020, 12pm PDT
As online engagement becomes increasingly important during COVID-19, so does understanding compliance with legal requirements.
Stantec
June 12, 2020, 7am PDT
The new slow streets program in Dallas uses community input to create locations for slow streets, each designed to encourage physical activity while maintaining safe distance.
D Magazine
June 10, 2020, 11am PDT
On May 22, the World Health Organization declared Latin America the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. Brazil is second in the world in reported cases after the U.S., and Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Mexico are also suffering disproportionately.
The Washington Post
June 2, 2020, 7am PDT
It's official—the nation's leading public health agency would prefer that Americans drive alone to work to reduce exposure to the coronavirus. New CDC guidance call for government to subsidize drive-alone and single ride-share commutes.
The New York Times
June 1, 2020, 12pm PDT
In a 5-4 decision, the court voted to uphold the prohibition of religious services that was part of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order. While the restriction had since been loosened, the plaintiff wanted all restrictions removed.
The Washington Post
May 31, 2020, 11am PDT
Dr. Sara Cody, the Santa Clara County health officer widely credited for leading the Bay Area into issuing a 6-county shelter-in-place order on March 16, the nation's first, warns that the pace of reopening is too fast.
Los Angeles Times
May 27, 2020, 10am PDT
The terminology of the coronavirus pandemic isn't applied consistently, particularly when dealing with areas seeing a resurgence of infection after states have relaxed social distancing restrictions. The World Health Organization added some clarity.
Reuters
May 26, 2020, 7am PDT
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
May 24, 2020, 5am PDT
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 20, 2020, 8am PDT
A recently published study predicts a 4 to 7 percent decline in greenhouse gas emissions for 2020 compared to 2019.
The Washington Post
May 20, 2020, 6am PDT
In many American cities, restaurants are beacons of economic revitalization and social vibrancy. Calculations are still being made to determine the toll taken on the nation's eateries, and in turn, the urban economies they serve.
The New York Times
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