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If the combined effects of winter's cold and the pandemic has you bummed, check out this community-building exercise in the frozen North.
PlaceShakers
January 13, 2021, 6am PST
Controversy erupts in Toronto after the TTC informed transit employees that it isn't safe to carpool to work…driving people around on transit.
Toronto Star
December 30, 2020, 11am PST
To reduce harmful particulate matter emissions, we need fewer cars on the road—electric or otherwise, according to the findings of a recent report.
Treehugger
Feature
December 16, 2020, 12pm PST
The pandemic has forced difficult confrontations with inequities that existed long before the novel coronavirus. L.A. Metro planners are responding by charting a path toward a transportation system that reverses and improves those previous realities.
James Brasuell
December 15, 2020, 10am PST
California has reversed its decision to close playgrounds as part of the state's stay-at-home order after some legislators and parents complained and argued that children need outdoor play for their health and well-being.
CALmatters
Blog post
December 8, 2020, 5am PST
Planetizen shares the latest in a series of compendia tackling the effects of the pandemic, now and in the future, for cities and communities.
James Brasuell
December 6, 2020, 5am PST
The beta version of a comprehensive new evidence-based platform called Streetsmart helps policy makers, planners, and advocates make the case for healthy, inclusive, and sustainable transportation investments.
Streetsmart
December 4, 2020, 8am PST
A new study connects evictions to the spread of the coronavirus. Evictions continued in huge numbers during the pandemic despite a patchwork of eviction protections at multiple layers of government.
Curbed
December 2, 2020, 5am PST
Record numbers of pedestrians have been killed by drivers in recent years. The federal government says a "team effort" will be necessary to stop the carnage.
Smart Cities Dive
December 1, 2020, 8am PST
As expected, air travel in the United States reached heights not seen since before the pandemic, but still fell well short of the norm.
The Dallas Morning News
November 29, 2020, 5am PST
In a late-night 5-4 ruling on the eve of Thanksgiving, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a governor's executive order to stem the spread of a contagious virus can not impede the right of people to gather in a church.
SCOTUS Blog
November 29, 2020, 5am PST
The visions of a car-free utopia that might have seemed like a potential silver lining in March and April have given away to a tragic reality.
New York Post
November 27, 2020, 6am PST
The Integrated Transport and Health Impact Model estimates how planning decisions affect public health, including physical activity, collisions and vehicle exhaust. This can help create healthier communities.
Integrated Transport and Health Impact Model
November 22, 2020, 9am PST
New research shows that increasing park acreage in areas that face park deficits and low levels of tree canopy could lead to significant population-level increases in life expectancy.
Parks & Recreation Magazine
November 12, 2020, 11am PST
Public spaces have become more important than ever. Here are five case studies of innovative and safely designed programming that engages people of all ages and backgrounds.
Reimagining the Civic Commons
November 11, 2020, 6am PST
Many cities like New York have reallocated space formerly reserved for moving and storing cars to help restaurants and stores weather the pandemic, but as more residents rely on cars for the same reason, the dynamic threatens to boil over.
New York Post
November 10, 2020, 7am PST
A new technology- and data-drive approach to planning could provide direction as society faces challenges of unprecedented scale.
Smart Cities Dive
November 6, 2020, 7am PST
Tips for community organizations looking to build relationships with local public health departments.
Shelterforce Magazine
October 22, 2020, 12pm PDT
Outdoor dining is going to hang out for a bit.
Eater Seattle
October 21, 2020, 9am PDT
New York City parents are unhappy that fitness enthusiasts are turning to playgrounds for their workouts.
New York Post