Limiting Indoor Capacity Can Reduce Coronavirus Infections, Study Shows

Research using cellphone data in 10 U.S. cities last spring could help influence officials’ decisions on new restrictions as cases resurge around the country.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #nature-journal, #research, #restaurants, #united-states, #urban-areas, #your-feed-healthcare

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What’s Not the Matter With Georgia?

A Democratic win offers hope — but also a warning.

#abrams-stacey-y, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #urban-areas, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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If Restaurants Go, What Happens to Cities?

Restaurants have been crucial in drawing the young and highly educated to live and work in central cities. The pandemic could erode that foundation.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #population, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #urban-areas

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Why Blue Places Have Been Hit Harder Economically Than Red Ones

The different mix of jobs is a big driver, but there are other factors, too.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #urban-areas

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A Low-Income Quarter Needs to Grow. A Prized Forest Could Pay the Price.

With Jerusalem bursting at the seams, 5,000 new homes could wreck a popular getaway in the hills. “You don’t solve one social blight by creating another,” said one opponent of the project.

#israel, #jerusalem-israel, #land-use-policies, #urban-areas

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The Hidden Wonders of a City, Made Visible

In “The 99% Invisible City,” Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt delve into the everyday features of urban life that we take for granted.

#architecture, #books-and-literature, #kohlstedt-kurt, #mars-roman-1974, #the-99-invisible-city-a-field-guide-to-the-hidden-world-of-everyday-design-book, #urban-areas

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Sizing Up the Rural-Urban Travel Divide: Who’s Up and Who’s Down

Remote U.S. destinations, where social distancing is easier, are generally faring better than cities, which are trying hard to get a bigger share of the leisure crowd.

#business-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #denver-colo, #florida-panhandle, #las-vegas-nev, #new-york-city, #rural-areas, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations, #urban-areas

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Denver Wants to Fix a Legacy of Environmental Racism

Historically, trees and city parks in America go to wealthy, white neighborhoods. Now, a program in Colorado’s capital is trying to correct that injustice.

#black-people, #denver-colo, #discrimination, #environment, #global-warming, #hispanic-americans, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #urban-areas

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How to Use the Renter’s Market to Your Advantage

If you’re hoping to relocate, renew a lease or renegotiate an existing agreement, this is what to keep in mind.

#compass-real-estate, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #landlords, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #streeteasy, #urban-areas, #zillow-com

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Building Public Places for a Covid World

What are architects and urban planners foreseeing as people cautiously gather? Streets “curated” for various uses and dynamic cityscapes that both advance wellness and knit communities together.

#architecture, #area-planning-and-renewal, #coronavirus-reopenings, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #urban-areas

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The Service Economy Meltdown

As companies reconsider their long-term need to have employees on site, low-wage workers depending on office-based businesses stand to lose the most.

#building-service-employees, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #shutdowns-institutional, #telecommuting, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #urban-areas

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Trump Moves to Cut Federal Funding From Democratic Cities

The president directed officials to identify “anarchist jurisdictions” and move to withhold funds as he tries to build his campaign around the unrest that has accompanied racial justice protests.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #federal-aid-us, #federal-budget-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #seattle-wash, #trump-donald-j, #urban-areas, #washington-dc

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A Violent August in N.Y.C.: Shootings Double, and Murder Is Up by 50%

The city recorded 242 shootings in August, up from 91 last year, continuing a summer spike in gun violence that has become an issue in the presidential race.

#crime-and-criminals, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #trump-donald-j, #urban-areas

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In Cities Republicans Have Ignored, Trump Sees Only Democratic Problems

Mayors don’t have the power that the president ascribes to them.

#crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-state-relations-us, #mayors, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #urban-areas

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Join Us for a Live Conversation About Making Cities More Equitable

Julián Castro, Raj Chetty and Sonja Trauss discuss how where we live shapes our prospects in life, with the Times columnist Farhad Manjoo.

#castro-julian, #income-inequality, #manjoo-farhad, #urban-areas

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How Racist Urban Planning Left Some Neighborhoods to Swelter

Also this week, forecasters see opportunity in weird weather

#global-warming, #race-and-ethnicity, #urban-areas, #weather

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What’s Behind the Recent Rise in Shootings?

Gun violence has surged this summer, and crime experts aren’t sure why.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #debatable, #firearms, #mass-shootings, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #urban-areas

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Want to Flee the City for Suburbia? Think Again

The 20th century is full of examples of the false promise of suburban living.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #urban-areas, #wright-frank-lloyd

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Overcrowded Housing Invites Covid-19, Even in Silicon Valley

Overcrowding, not density, has defined many coronavirus hot spots. Service workers’ quarters skirting Silicon Valley are no exception.

#affordable-housing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantines, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-mateo-calif, #service-industries, #silicon-valley-calif, #urban-areas

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Why the Big City President Made Cities the Enemy

Donald Trump — a lifelong New Yorker — declares war on urban America.

#manhattan-nyc, #portland-ore, #trump-donald-j, #urban-areas

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Federal Forces Have Gone Into U.S. Cities Before. Why This Time Is Different.

Legal scholars fear the president is trying to take on a job that the Constitution did not give the federal government.

#crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-state-relations-us, #portland-ore, #trump-donald-j, #urban-areas

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Why Some Mosquitoes Prefer Humans

A few species find us irresistible; the rest are unimpressed. A three-year-long experiment offers an explanation for the difference in taste.

#africa, #current-biology-journal, #genetics-and-heredity, #mosquitoes, #urban-areas, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Painting Bleak Portrait of Urban Crime, Trump Sends More Agents to Chicago and Other Cities

The announcement came as the president painted a dark vision of crime in cities and attacked local officials who have expressed concerns about intervention by the administration.

#barr-william-p, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-state-relations-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #homeland-security-department, #justice-department, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #urban-areas

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Coronavirus Threatens the Luster of Superstar Cities

Urban centers, with a dynamism that feeds innovation, have long been resilient. But the pandemic could drive a shift away from density.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #income-inequality, #innovation, #labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #relocation-of-business, #telecommuting, #united-states-economy, #urban-areas

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The Pandemic Has Pushed Aside City Planning Rules. But to Whose Benefit?

As bike lanes and cafes sprout on streets, marginalized residents wonder when their priorities will get attention.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #oakland-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #urban-areas, #zoning

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Scientists Say You Can Cancel the Noise but Keep Your Window Open

Researchers in Singapore developed a system that’s sort of like noise-canceling headphones for your whole apartment.

#noise, #research, #scientific-reports-journal, #speakers-audio, #urban-areas, #windows, #your-feed-science

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Riots Long Ago, Luxury Living Today

High-end development has transformed some Black neighborhoods decades after they were scarred by unrest. And not by coincidence.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gentrification, #liberty-city-miami-fla, #over-the-rhine-cincinnati-ohio, #urban-areas, #washington-dc

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I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing

Why do American cities waste so much space on cars?

#buses, #new-york-city, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transit-systems, #urban-areas

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It’s Been ‘Such a Weird Year.’ That’s Also Reflected in Crime Statistics.

In large cities across America, murders are up sharply, while other violent crimes have decreased.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #crime-and-criminals, #domestic-violence, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #urban-areas

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Public Spaces Weren’t Designed for Pandemics. N.Y.C. Is Trying to Adapt.

New rules and design will try to keep New Yorkers safe in the usually crowded plazas, parks and streets.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #downtown-brooklyn-partnership, #harvard-university, #kallos-benjamin, #kayden-jerold-s, #madonia-peter-j, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #playgrounds, #regional-plan-assn, #restaurants, #sidewalks, #trottenberg-polly, #urban-areas

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‘Corona Cycleways’ Become the New Post-Confinement Commute

As European cities emerge from quarantines, bicycles are playing a central role in getting the work force moving again.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #europe, #labor-and-jobs, #paris-france, #transit-systems, #urban-areas

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The Scandal of the Predatory City

Local governments should not shore up their budgets by preying on the very people Covid-19 hit the hardest.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #ferguson-mo, #local-government, #new-orleans-la, #property-taxes, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #recession-and-depression, #urban-areas

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Evoking History, Black Cowboys Take to the Streets

The presence of black cowboys and cowgirls at protests is a reclaiming of the traditional role of mounted riders in demonstrations in urban communities.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #compton-calif, #cowboys-and-cowgirls, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #urban-areas

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The Case for Defunding the Police

Protesters across the country are calling for the abolition of policing. But what would that actually look like?

#city-council-nyc, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #police-department-nyc, #united-states, #urban-areas

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Pandemic Lockdowns Lead to Less Traffic and Better Air

Fewer cars on the road during the pandemic has meant cleaner air, but not necessarily fewer traffic deaths. Can we have both?

#air-pollution, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #speed-limits-and-speeding, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #urban-areas, #walking

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Tom Cotton: Send In the Military

The nation must restore order. The military stands ready.

#attacks-on-police, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #national-guard, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #urban-areas

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Beverly Hills, Buckhead, SoHo: The New Sites of Urban Unrest

In a reflection of how American cities have changed since the 1960s, demonstrations have included many wealthy areas.

#black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #urban-areas

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Will Protests Set Off a Second Viral Wave?

Across the country, mayors, public health experts and other officials worry that even though many protesters are wearing masks, the risk of new coronavirus cases will increase as thousands gather.

#bottoms-keisha-lance, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #garcetti-eric-m, #markel-howard, #masks, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #quarantines, #race-and-ethnicity, #urban-areas, #your-feed-healthcare

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Toronto Fox Family Transfixes City Under Lockdown

Canada’s largest city was politely abiding by a strict coronavirus lockdown. But when a family of foxes set up a den in a prime Toronto location, all bets were off.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foxes, #quarantines, #toronto-ontario, #urban-areas

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The Coronavirus and The Cities We Need

Crises can be clarifying.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #education, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #minorities, #new-york-city, #poverty, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states, #urban-areas, #zoning

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We Can End Homelessness In Our Cities

Our housing crisis is a symptom of America’s wealth, and its indifference.

#affordable-housing, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #urban-areas, #veterans

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The Coronavirus Isn’t Worse in Cities Because of Density

It’s a mistake to blame density for the spread of the coronavirus.

#affordable-housing, #bassett-mary-travis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #epidemics, #harvard-university, #income-inequality, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #urban-areas

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Keeping a Distance, From Everything but Nature

As warm weather beckons, New York City residents are slowly venturing back outdoors. We suggest some spots families can enjoy while staying safe.

#birds, #brooklyn-nyc, #cemeteries, #coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #inwood-hill-park-manhattan-ny, #jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge-queens-ny, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #prospect-park-brooklyn-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #snug-harbor-cultural-center, #staten-island-nyc, #urban-areas

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I’m Sick of Asking the Children of Flint to Be Resilient

It’s time for reparations and resources and to not expect kids to “rise above.”

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #epidemics, #flint-mich, #income-inequality, #michigan, #race-and-ethnicity, #urban-areas

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After the Coronavirus, These Spaces Will Make Cities More Resilient

Our shared economy depends most on what happens in between.

#architecture, #barcelona-spain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #google-inc, #new-york-city, #oakland-calif, #sidewalk-labs, #urban-areas, #zoom-video-communications

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After the Coronavirus, Cities Should Embrace Density

Restrictive zoning blocks less-affluent families from the opportunities that cities offer.

#housing-and-urban-development-department, #income-inequality, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-economy, #university-of-california-berkeley, #urban-areas, #zoning

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Fulfilling the Promise of Our Cities in This Time of Coronavirus

It’s a dark hour for America’s cities, but they’re critical to building a better nation.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #income-inequality, #new-york-city, #poverty, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #urban-areas

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The Cities We Need

America’s cities were once engines of growth and opportunity. In this crisis, how can we save them?

#discrimination, #education, #income-inequality, #king-martin-luther-jr, #new-york-city, #poverty, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif, #segregation-and-desegregation, #urban-areas, #zoning

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An Ode to the Humble Balcony

It is private, yet public; exposed, yet secluded. It offers company without the demands of intimacy, and we should never take it for granted again.

#architecture, #balconies-and-terraces, #beirut-lebanon, #buildings-structures, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #urban-areas

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As Restaurants Remain Shuttered, American Cities Fear the Future

Restaurants have become the economic lifeblood for many cities. The coronavirus threatens to take away more than just delicious food.

#asheville-nc, #detroit-mich, #labor-and-jobs, #local-food, #providence-ri, #restaurants, #small-business, #st-louis-mo, #united-states-economy, #urban-areas, #washington-dc

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