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THE FUTURE OF Community Design

THE FUTURE OF Community Design

Chicago Unveils Plan for Its Post-Pandemic Recovery

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is looking past the immediate health and economic challenges to map out programs for the city's future. She has ambitious ideas about attracting wealth while also addressing racial inequities.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  July 10, 2020
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Klobuchar’s Bill Would Put $100 Billion Toward Broadband

The U.S. senator proposed legislation to invest $100 billion in high-speed broadband implementation in communities nationwide. The bill would benefit her home state, Minnesota, where 140,000 households lack connection.

By Ryan McGaughey, The Daily Globe  |  July 9, 2020
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Is Houston the American City of the Future?

A scholar who's been studying the place for half a century thinks so, and it does seem to be ahead of other cities in some respects. But there also are some ways it's behind the curve.

By Alan Ehrenhalt, Senior Editor  |  July 8, 2020
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Health-Care App Offers Solace for Transgender Patients

Plume is the first telehealth company that is dedicated to the health of the trans community. The app offers a staff that is almost entirely trans and allows patients to communicate through text or video-chat.

By Kate Murphy, The News & Observer  |  July 3, 2020
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Upcoming School Year Reinforces Broadband Access Concerns

More than 30 percent of students in Columbus, Ohio, don’t have access to broadband. But even if they have access, they may not have the tech literacy to use it, which concerns educators as the school year approaches.

By Rita Price and Alissa Widman Neese, The Columbus Dispatch  |  July 3, 2020
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Why Local Governments Should Nurture the Growth of Proptech

It's transforming the worlds of real estate and development. Cities and counties can experiment with it for themselves, but their most important role is in sharing the data that drives it.

By Scott Beyer, Urban Issues Columnist  |  July 1, 2020
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Cities Open Streets and Redefine Their Purpose and Focus

Tampa, Fla.; Kansas City, Mo.; and Los Angeles are repurposing streets for business and pedestrian use during the coronavirus pandemic. So far, the programs have been well received, and may even survive past the pandemic.

By Zoe Manzanetti, Staff Writer  |  June 30, 2020
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Tucson Patients Concerned as Telehealth Begins to Retract

For families that are high-risk for COVID-19, Arizona’s rising case numbers are cause for concern. At the same time, some medical practices are reducing the availability of telehealth as soon as the end of June.

By Patty Machelor, The Arizona Daily Star  |  June 29, 2020
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Cities Ponder What Policy Changes Work Best to Reduce Traffic

A new examination of 100 U.S. metros during the nationwide stay-at-home orders shows that small changes to societal norms, like daily commutes, could have significant impacts for air quality.

By Skip Descant, Government Technology  |  June 26, 2020
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Cities and the Forgotten World of Archie Bunker

White blue-collar families and their racial fears defined the urban landscape of 50 years ago, as Black Americans struggled through destabilizing change. The cities of today are very different places.

By Alan Ehrenhalt, Senior Editor  |  June 25, 2020
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California Bullet Train Quickly Losing Money and Support

Lawmakers are withdrawing their support from the high-speed rail project as many become skeptical of the plans and costs. “I personally have lost all confidence in this group to develop and deliver what they promised.”

By Dustin Gardiner, San Francisco Chronicle  |  June 23, 2020
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