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March 25, 2020, 9am PDT
Too many people have been seeking normalcy on parks and on trails. This isn’t a normal time.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 25, 2020, 8am PDT
The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has already hit public transit revenues hard, and the concerns of millions of renters around the country about how they'll afford to pay the rent are weighing heavily on the country.
The New York Times
March 25, 2020, 5am PDT
Broadcasting information about local actions, to share knowledge and information, and to help local leaders calibrate responses.
National League Of Cities
March 24, 2020, 12pm PDT
President Trump signaled that he was considering lifting the public health guidelines at the end of the 15-day period on March 30 due to the severe economic impacts caused by containment strategies despite mounting deaths caused by the pandemic.
The Washington Post
March 24, 2020, 11am PDT
New research examines ways multifamily housing costs can be reduced through design and construction decisions.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
March 24, 2020, 9am PDT
Vince Bertoni addresses his city’s efforts to incentivize affordable housing and noted the responsibility shared at the state, regional, and local level for policy & regulatory change to incent provision of affordable housing.
The Planning Report
March 24, 2020, 8am PDT
As confirmed cases of COVID-19 increase rapidly throughout the nation, governors of Delaware, Louisiana, and Ohio on Sunday issued stay-at-home orders that take effect Monday night or Tuesday to protect residents and hospitals.
Bloomberg
March 24, 2020, 6am PDT
The lessons of the 2008 housing market crash don't necessarily apply to the current situation.
Curbed
March 23, 2020, 12pm PDT
Research into previous pandemics, like SARS in 2003, the Spanish Flu in 1918, and the early months of COVID-19 in China, offers insight into what to expect for the economy and the housing market during and after the current pandemic.
Zillow
March 23, 2020, 11am PDT
The inventor of the term missing middle housing has advice on writing zoning codes that effectively deliver on the potential of the tool.
CNU Public Square
March 23, 2020, 10am PDT
The effects of a nationwide economic recession will likely hit hardest those regions with vulnerable sectors.
The Avenue (Brookings)
March 23, 2020, 7am PDT
The realities of the coronavirus are most obvious in the declining ridership, and revenues, on public transit in the United States, but it's not enough to shut down public transit when so many people depend on safe, healthy service.
TransitCenter
March 23, 2020, 5am PDT
The Transit app has created the most comprehensive portal for transit ridership data—with a key caveat made about the source of the data.
transit
March 22, 2020, 11am PDT
Governors of three of the nation's largest states, containing the three largest cities, have issued emergency orders to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The Washington Post
March 22, 2020, 7am PDT
In planning, stereotypes of older adults still dominate, and it’s time for that message to change.
Insights (Toole Design)
March 22, 2020, 5am PDT
By providing support for workers and small businesses, local governments will play a crucial role in weathering the virus and stabilizing the economy.
Brookings
March 20, 2020, 10am PDT
The largest state in the country has been ordered to shelter in place.
California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
March 20, 2020, 7am PDT
Donovan Rypkema and Adrian Scott Fine highlight myth-busting findings on the impacts of historic preservation overlay zones (HPOZs) on affordability, density, diversity, and economic resilience of neighborhoods across Los Angeles.
The Planning Report
March 20, 2020, 6am PDT
The effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. real estate market are only beginning to show, but renters, homeowners, landlords, lenders, and more need to prepare for the worst.
Connecticut Law Tribune
March 20, 2020, 5am PDT
The Architecture Billings Index in February 2020 could lend hope in the current economic climate, or it could set a benchmark for a future recovery.
Archinect