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2 hours ago
At the request of the state's largest health network, Arizona has activated the "Crisis Standards of Care," meaning that if a hospital lacks capacity, it can turn away new patients, likely to be seniors, sending them home. Other states may follow.
Arizona Mirror
4 hours ago
The New Partnership on Infrastructure coalition's "America's New Playbook for Infrastructure" calls for just and resilient development moving forward from the coronavirus pandemic.
Smart Cities Dive
5 hours ago
Ventilator availability is a major indicator for states in the South and West that are seeing record hospitalizations, but in New York, where Gov. Cuomo announced that New York City had moved to Phase III of reopening, the topic was ventilation.
Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
7 hours ago
The new "Solving the Climate Crisis" report could provide guidance and direction if federal leadership in Washington, D.C. finally decides to take aggressive steps to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to a changed climate.
American Planning Association
9 hours ago
Systemic racism is blamed for the glaring and tragic racial disparities of the COVID-19 illness in the United States.
The New York Times
Yesterday
The novel coronavirus has so far preyed on the most vulnerable in cities, as a result of the planning failures of the previous century. Planners today can take steps to reverse that reality, if they reclaim their historic role.
Democracy
Yesterday
A prominent conservative voice in the urban planning debate makes the case for repealing the single-family zoning status quo.
The American Conservative
Yesterday
The environmental gains at the beginning of the pandemic were only temporary., and there are signs more signs every day that the economy will be dirtier than ever in the future.
National Geographic
2 days ago
The transportation industry has been promising high-tech innovations for years, and has attracted a lot of big time investment dollars along the way. But it looks like some of them are struggling during the pandemic anyway.
The Verge
2 days ago
The U.S. has over 2.9 million COVID-19 cases; half of them were diagnosed in the past week and a half. On July 6, cases are increasing in 32 states, holding steady in 14, and decreasing in four.
CNN
2 days ago
Since the outset of the pandemic, predictions about waves of Americans moving, whether due to necessity or choice, have been rampant. Now, survey results reveal the first indications of how true those predictions turned out to be.
Pew Research Center
2 days ago
Mike Lydon and Tony Garcia wrote the book on Tactical Urbanism, and as leading consultants of the practice in cities around the country, they have faced criticism in recent weeks and months for a lack of attention to matters of equity.
Streetsblog USA
3 days ago
As the U.S. celebrates its 245th birthday, the nation's top infectious disease expert issued a stern warning—the U.S. is on a path to having 100,000 Americans infected daily with Covid-19. In Florida, another expert warns that time is running out.
The Washington Post
3 days ago
In a frank assessment of the reopening choices confronting the nation's governors, Harvard's global health expert, Ashish Jha, asserts that the opening of bars and some other indoor businesses jeopardizes the opening of schools in the fall.
CNN
3 days ago
Two of the most controversial pipeline projects in the United States were dealt massive blows within the span of 24 hours.
Bismark Tribune
3 days ago
New legislation by Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) would also target fare enforcement on the nation's transit systems.
Curbed
3 days ago
The U.S. Census Bureau dropped a whole bunch of population estimates at the end of June, revealing details about the rapid demographic evolution of the country.
Brookings
4 days ago
Induced traffic occurs when new highway capacity speeds up traffic, allowing travelers to drive further, increasing sprawl. A review of major highway project plans finds that most fail to accurately account for induced travel effects.
Transportation Research Record: The Journal of the Transportation Research Board
4 days ago
The first baby Boomers turned 65 in 2011, and now the population of the United States has a growing number of residents over the age of 65. The country also has fewer people under the age of 14.
U.S. Census Bureau
4 days ago
Coord, a Sidewalk Labs spinoff, has selected the winners of the inaugural Digital Curb Challenge.
Smart Cities Dive