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Bowery

Opinion: Lower Rents Will Give Downtown Spaces Back to the ‘Weirdos’

Introducing the “CBGB theory of city planning.”

July 5, 2023 - Publicola

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Remote Work and the Shift to Suburbia

Is the growth of working from home turning America into a ‘suburban nation?’

May 10, 2023 - Fortune

A button to start a car reads “2023 Start”

Planning Trends to Watch in 2023

The days and weeks since the arrival of Covid-19 have been filled with so much noise about the future, it’s been difficult to distinguish between big stories and frivolous distractions. Planetizen is here to help.

February 21, 2023 - James Brasuell

New York City Coronavirus

The Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity to Remake Downtown

Urban cores around the country were transforming into live, work, and play destinations before the pandemic. The pandemic was a setback for this transformation, but it could also be a rare opportunity. It’s up to city leadership to seize it.

January 23, 2023 - The Washington Post

Coronavirus Social Distancing

Friday Eye Candy: Covid-19, Then and Now

The New York Times compared images from readers portraying similar scenes in 2020 and 2022.

January 6, 2023 - The New York Times

Vacant boarded-up storefronts along Powell Street in San Francisco, California.

Planning Year in Review 2022: Downtowns, Transportation, Climate Change

Part two of a review of the major themes, debates, and events of the year in planning that was 2022.

December 19, 2022 - James Brasuell

Empty New York City street during the COVID-19 pandemic with #NYSTRONG billboard in foreground.

From ‘Urban Exodus’ to ‘Urban Doom Loop’

The initial shocks of the Covid 19 pandemic have become more persistent, and it’s time to start wondering what comes next for the communities on either side of the changes.

December 4, 2022 - The New York Times

California Shelter-in-Place

Office Vacancies Could Cost San Francisco $200 Million by 2028

The fiscal toll of the pandemic is only beginning to reveal itself. The challenges presented to growing office vacancy rates are not unique to San Francisco.

November 20, 2022 - Bloomberg

The sculpture of the "Double Check Businessman" in Liberty Park, New York City

Checking the 'Back-to-Work Barometer'

The back-to-work data everyone is talking about? It comes from a security company that offers swipe badges for entrance into office buildings all over the country. Some experts say their data is too incomplete to be authoritative, however.

October 23, 2022 - Bloomberg

Commute

How Americans Spend Former Commute Time

Unsurprisingly, American workers whose commutes have been reduced or eliminated by new remote work arrangements are spending more time on rest, leisure, and childcare activities.

October 19, 2022 - Liberty Street Economics

For sale sign with SOLD sign pasted over it in front of white suburban house

Remote Work a Key Factor in the Rise of Home Prices

The shift to work-from-home policies drove more than 60 percent of the dramatic recent growth in U.S. house prices, according to a Fed study.

September 28, 2022 - Bloomberg

Telecommute

D.C., San Francisco Lead Pandemic Work From Home Trend

Remote work increased threefold during the pandemic, but the numbers vary significantly from city to city and region to region. Almost half of D.C.-area employees, for example, worked from home in 2021, according to American Community Survey data.

September 20, 2022 - The Washington Post

Commute

Some Commute Times Worsening Despite Remote Work Trends

The unpredictability of constantly changing commuting trends has some workers seeing much longer commute times as transportation agencies work to adjust to new travel patterns.

September 19, 2022 - The Washington Post

Woman sitting at countertop with laptop facing window

Census Bureau: Remote Work Tripled Between 2019 and 2021

The percentage of Americans working primarily from home tripled to over 27 million people during the pandemic. Will the popularity of remote work last?

September 16, 2022 - U.S. Census Bureau

Woman in yellow top sitting at wood kitchen island looking at laptop

Remote Work Is Here To Stay

Based on available data, working from home is likely to remain a popular option with a high percentage of workers, changing the ways and places Americans live, work, and travel.

August 22, 2022 - The Washington Post

Los Angeles Downtown Historic Core

Surveying the Rising Trend of Office-to-Residential Conversions

With office vacancies climbing and a stubborn supply crunch driving up the cost of housing, some downtowns have emerged at the forefront of a new wave of adaptive reuse.

August 2, 2022 - CoStar Group News

California Shelter-in-Place

Downtown San Francisco Still Looking for a Post-Pandemic Comeback

“Downtown on the Brink” reads the headline of a recent San Francisco Chronicle feature.

June 15, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Transit Riders Skipping Mondays

The new commute normal includes far fewer transit rides on Mondays, reflecting new hybrid work schedules that gives workers the options of choosing days to come into the office.

April 11, 2022 - StreetsBlog NYC

Seattle Bus

Transit Use Down, Remote Work Up in Seattle

Fewer workers in downtown Seattle are taking public transit to work thanks in large part to an ongoing move to remote work.

March 24, 2022 - Seattle Times

Alstom Train

New York's Commuter Rail Ridership May Never Reach Pre-Pandemic Levels

Shifting commute patterns and the popularity of remote work could pose an existential threat to the New York City region's commuter rail services.

February 2, 2022 - The New York Times

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