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June 10, 2021, 11am PDT
The plaintiffs in one of the nation's first court cases over employer-required COVID vaccinations are among the heroes of the pandemic—nurses fighting to remain unvaccinated. Houston Methodist Hospital suspended unvaccinated employees on June 6.
JD Supra
June 10, 2021, 7am PDT
A pioneering architect in Newcastle, U.K. tries to open planning to the people with a new "urban room" for community engagement.
The Guardian
June 3, 2021, 9am PDT
A growing design movement seeks to provide parks and playgrounds that meet the unique needs of teen girls.
Bloomberg CityLab
March 31, 2021, 5am PDT
As local councils debate making permanent changes implemented last year, can pedestrian and cycling advocates hold on to their victories?
The Guardian
March 22, 2021, 7am PDT
Brazil and the U.S. lead the world in daily COVID-19 cases and deaths. Western Europe is undergoing a third wave of infections, resulting in a new round of lockdowns, yet most of these nations are not among the 12 hotspots shown on a global tracker.
Bloomberg News
March 11, 2021, 10am PST
The worst appears to be over, say most of the more than 20 experts who spoke with NPR's science editor, Rob Stein. If there is going to be a surge, it will be more like a ripple, he suggested. Not everyone agrees.
NPR
February 14, 2021, 5am PST
If vaccinations are key to ending the pandemic, Israel may get there first as it has the highest rate by far of any nation. Paradoxically, it also has the world's second-highest rate of daily new COVID-19 cases.
The New York Times
February 11, 2021, 11am PST
A recent City Monitor survey says the pandemic is inspiring a growing number of people to consider new locations for living and working.
City Monitor
February 10, 2021, 5am PST
The world of planning hearings and the pandemic realities of Zoom meetings collided in spectacular fashion in the tiny town of Handforth Parish in the United Kingdom.
CNN
February 4, 2021, 6am PST
Coronavirus infection, hospitalizations and most recently, deaths, are declining, but public health experts warn that more transmissible variant strains of the coronavirus threaten to overwhelm hospitals in the next few months.
CIDRAP News
January 6, 2021, 8am PST
Wind power generated 50.67 percent of the U.K.’s energy supply on one day in December, marking a major milestone in the history of renewable energy.
The Hill
December 30, 2020, 7am PST
With most of the nation in the coronavirus "red zone," the endgame to the pandemic in the U.S. is likely through achieving herd immunity, preferably through vaccinations, but the nation's top infectious disease expert has been changing the threshold.
The New York Times
December 17, 2020, 5am PST
An analysis of areas designated as "low traffic neighborhoods" shows a decrease in vehicle ownership rates, a promising sign for the traffic-choked metropolis.
Findings
November 8, 2020, 5am PST
The day after Election Day in America, the U.K. Parliament voted overwhelmingly to impose a 4-week lockdown in England to ensure that nation's prized healthcare system doesn't collapse due to treating mounting coronavirus infections.
The Independent
October 11, 2020, 11am PDT
The coronavirus has upended urban life, but it also provides an opportunity to look to new and innovative redesign of cities in the future.
The Guardian
September 18, 2020, 5am PDT
Cycling has never felt more relevant or encouraged in the UK. Since May, the London Councils have upgraded 60 km of bike lanes in the capital city, added 20,000 square metres of extra pavement space, and installed 1,500+ additional cycle parking.
Cities of the Future
September 14, 2020, 5am PDT
Leeds is the third biggest city in the U.K., located in the north of England. While it may not necessarily appear on tourists’ top bucket list destinations, the Leeds City Council is determined to make it the best city in the U.K.
Cities of the Future
September 2, 2020, 5am PDT
The United Kingdom could preempt local laws that allow drivers to park cars on sidewalks. The policy would provide clearer paths for people with disabilities and people choosing active transportation modes.
The Guardian
August 25, 2020, 12pm PDT
Monocle's The Urbanist podcast explores urban acoustic ecology to unveil the sonic signature of the coronavirus pandemic, the Greek island of Corfu, and Vienna streetscapes.
Monocle/The Urbanist
July 15, 2020, 5am PDT
London announced another sweeping round of changes to its transportation priority, further cementing the future of active transportation both during and after the pandemic.
Forbes