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A novel approach to quantifying the world's urban population provides insight into a changing world.
Next City
12 hours ago
New research shows that excessive noise levels have significant negative impacts on heart health.
The Atlantic
5 days ago
While we're still far from a Jetsons-style reality, understated autonomous features could be the key to safer transportation.
City Monitor
February 21, 2021, 5am PST
The YouTube channel Engineering Explained takes on one of the big questions in a post-fossil-fuel transportation future.
Engineering Explained
February 18, 2021, 9am PST
As bad as the power outages are in Texas, they would be much worse if the independent energy grid operator hadn't initiated rolling blackouts. In an extensive interview with CBS Austin, Bill Magness, the head of ERCOT, explains what went wrong.
CBS Austin
February 16, 2021, 10am PST
All the coronavirus data is moving in the right direction in most of the U.S., yet 130,000 additional Americans are projected to die from COVID-19 by June according to one widely used model.
CNN
February 14, 2021, 11am PST
What does it mean to be a 15-minute city?
CNU Public Square
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 12, 2021, 7am PST
A new book spotlights how bird-friendly design makes for healthier and more pleasant cities for all species.
Fast Company
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
February 2, 2021, 7am PST
The history of planning is dominated by a few iconic figures—all white.
Planning Magazine
Feature
January 31, 2021, 11am PST
The nation is now tasked with the challenge of changing course in the middle of multiple, global crises. The necessity of finding a way to overcome the failures of the past and lay the groundwork for a new kind of future has never been more clear.
James Brasuell
January 31, 2021, 5am PST
With coronavirus Infections decreasing and vaccinations increasing throughout the nation, health and science reporters are writing about what the end of the pandemic may look like—from a disease perspective.
National Geographic
January 28, 2021, 6am PST
Research suggests maximizing airflow during shared car rides vastly reduces the risk of transmission.
The New York Times
January 25, 2021, 9am PST
Words matter. Road safety advocates know that "crashes are not accidents." Similarly, calling coronavirus restrictions "lockdowns," fails to distinguish the severity among public health orders. On January 6, America experienced a true lockdown.
NPR
January 24, 2021, 7am PST
Impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic are reverberating through cities around the world. The Penn Institute for Urban Research asked 20 urban experts what the lasting effects will be and how we can rebuild equitably and sustainably.
Penn IUR Urban Link
January 20, 2021, 10am PST
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
Feature
January 19, 2021, 12pm PST
Simon Winchester's new book, Land, brings global scope to the concepts of land use.
Josh Stephens
January 14, 2021, 10am PST
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is partnering with electric aviation startup Archer to mass-produce flying automobiles, really more like helicopters or drones. General Motors also released designs for an autonomous flying car recently.
Quartz
January 11, 2021, 6am PST
For the first time in the pandemic, over 4,000 Americans died on one day, January 7, from a disease that had no name before Feb. 11, 2020.
The Washington Post