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Cities and counties have been slow to take advantage of the promise of full and retroactive FEMA reimbursement to expand emergency housing programs, frustrating housing advocates. What’s getting in the way?
Shelterforce Magazine
April 29, 2021, 9am PDT
Much of California's oil and gas extraction takes place in residential neighborhoods, posing significant health risks to entire communities.
Yale Environment 360
April 28, 2021, 5am PDT
Last year's budget cuts have led to mounting complaints as the city's sanitation department falls behind on collections and rodent complaints surge.
Bloomberg
April 7, 2021, 10am PDT
Analysis of cell phone location tracking data shows changes in how Californians have moved around since the pandemic.
U.S. News & World Report
April 1, 2021, 10am PDT
After a 14-year battle to bring the project to life, the Platte Farm Open Space brings much-needed green space to a north Denver neighborhood.
Next City
March 29, 2021, 11am PDT
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now supports three-foot distancing in elementary school classrooms provided there is universal masking. For middle and high schools, it depends on the level of coronavirus transmission in the community.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Blog post
March 23, 2021, 12pm PDT
The latest in a series of compendia collecting news and commentary focusing on the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on communities.
James Brasuell
March 22, 2021, 6am PDT
A new study shows that regular exposure to trees and green spaces has a powerful impact on depression and mental health.
The Guardian
March 17, 2021, 12pm PDT
Emily Benfer talks about what needs to change in our housing and eviction systems—not just now, but once the pandemic is past, the connections between health and housing, and how she came to be a go-to voice on the eviction crisis.
Shelterforce Magazine
March 15, 2021, 8am PDT
It's pandemic déjà vu in the Lone Star State, with local governments wanting to protect their constituents from an increase in viral transmission, a power preempted by Gov. Abbott's executive order. Attorney General Ken Paxton lost the first round.
Austin American-Statesman
March 11, 2021, 5am PST
Transit accessibility incentives are also included in a package of zoning reforms proposed this week that would provide incentives for grocery store developments in a wider swath of New York City.
Commercial Observer
March 9, 2021, 11am PST
As the Mexican government charts the country’s recovery from COVID-19, a newly published paper charts national solutions to urban transportation and housing challenges that will put Mexico’s cities on a path to prosperity and resilience.
Compact Connected Clean and Inclusive Cities in Mexico
March 2, 2021, 8am PST
"Purely an accident" is how the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department characterized the one-person, single-vehicle rollover crash that severely injured golfing celebrity Tiger Woods on Feb. 23 while driving on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Los Angeles Times
March 2, 2021, 6am PST
A new Regional Plan Association initiative is assessing potential solutions to historic inequities in planning policy.
Regional Plan Association
February 28, 2021, 5am PST
New research shows that excessive noise levels have significant negative impacts on heart health.
The Atlantic
Blog post
February 17, 2021, 12pm PST
The latest in a series of compendia gathering news and analysis about the effects of the COVID-19 on the built and natural environments—now and long into the future.
James Brasuell
Blog post
February 16, 2021, 12pm PST
Some scientists and city officials are moving ahead with a different way to track the virus’s spread: wastewater testing.
Devin Partida
February 9, 2021, 9am PST
With most gyms closed to the pandemic and its associated restrictions, more and more people are getting exercise equipment installed in their own homes to maintain their fitness goals and routines.
Outside
February 1, 2021, 10am PST
Travelers will be required to properly wear a face mask when riding all forms of public transportation, e.g., ride-share, bus, train, ferry, or plane. The rule applies to transportation hubs and boarding platforms. Not just any face-covering will do.
Slate
January 28, 2021, 6am PST
Research suggests maximizing airflow during shared car rides vastly reduces the risk of transmission.
The New York Times