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THE FUTURE OF Community Design

THE FUTURE OF Community Design

Lessons on Governing from the World’s Extreme Economies

A new book's exploration of how places that have been battered by powerful forces have succeeded or failed has much to teach us about our own communities.

By Ryan Coonerty, Santa Cruz County Supervisor  |  April 2, 2020
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Social Equity Considerations: An Imperative in a Time of Pandemic

The decisions governments are making to cope with the spread of the coronavirus will disproportionately impact low-income communities. These decisions need to be made through an equity lens.

By Michael Jacobson, Deputy Director, King County Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget  |  March 30, 2020
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Pennsylvania Looks to Hyperloop for Transportation Future

Pittsburgh is looking to implement a hyperloop to speed up transportation. But even smaller counties, like Beaver County, are starting to think about their futures and “how they want to propel [themselves] into the mid-21st century.”

By Chrissy Suttles, Ellwood City Ledger  |  March 28, 2020
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How Politics Thwarts Alternative Ways of Getting Around

Transportation agencies know that policies prioritizing single-occupancy vehicles are bad for their cities. Yet in too many cases those agencies are the ones standing in the way of needed changes.

By Scott Beyer, Urban Issues Columnist  |  March 26, 2020
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Social Distancing Could Have Permanent Impact on Public Transit Ridership

Ridership on buses and light rail has taken a nosedive since the coronavirus outbreak as people are social distancing and remote work has become the norm, at least temporarily. Many wonder if ridership will revive post-coronavirus.

By Michael Smolens, The San Diego Union-Tribune  |  March 26, 2020
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Wars Change Things, and Fighting the Coronavirus Is a War

Could the pandemic help end or mute the modern era of cities? Probably not, but it's likely that we will see some permanent changes, both predictable and unexpected.

By Alex Marshall, Urban Affairs/Infrastructure Columnist  |  March 25, 2020
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The Regulatory Framework Cities Need for a New Age of Mobility

Yesterday's reporting and compliance mechanisms aren't dynamic enough. Today's evolving transportation marketplace calls for nuanced, citizen-centric control driven by actionable real-time data.

By Stephen Goldsmith, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School  |  March 24, 2020
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The Coronavirus’s Harsher Reality for the Most Vulnerable

The pandemic is creating new burdens and exacerbating existing ones for Americans at the economic margins. Government has the obligation and the opportunity to ease those burdens.

By Jabari Simama, Education and Government Columnist  |  March 23, 2020
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E-Learning Becomes New Standard as Schools Close Due to COVID-19

Indiana is among the many states that have switched to e-learning during the coronavirus outbreak. While education leaders concede it’s not ideal, “I think once people get more adjusted to it… I think it’ll be really good for the kids.”

By John Kline, Goshen News  |  March 21, 2020
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Two Tales of Modern Urban Architecture in the South

Mid-twentieth century modern buildings once flourished in two Southern cities. Thanks to its location in Miami Beach, art deco has prospered in recent decades. But modernism faces a sadder fate in Montgomery, Ala.

By David Kidd, Photojournalist and Storyteller  |  March 20, 2020
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The Census Is Here and Everyone Counts: Here’s What to Do

Census invitations have been sent out and officials want everyone to participate so they’re making the information clear, accurate, accessible, short and safe. “We highly encourage people to fill out the questionnaire.”

By Jennie Oemig, Wicked Local Metro  |  March 20, 2020
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