Reopening Main Street: A Long Beach design firm has provided tips on how to reopen Main Street in the age of COVID-19.
Major fraud campaign: There appears to be a vast fraud scheme to steal unemployment insurance ($) in the United States.
Revolting against apps: In an effort to support small businesses, people are beginning to revolt against third-party delivery apps ($).
Parking minimums: Edmonton could become Canada’s first major city to eliminate parking minimums.
Bridging Manhattan: A bike and pedestrian project in Manhattan has been given the go-ahead after a lawsuit to stop it was tossed out.
Chinese highrise regulation: China has moved to stop most copycat and supertall highrise architecture.
Cupertino redevelopment: A major mixed-use project in Cupertino on the site of an old shopping mall has been greenlit by the courts.
Go outside: Connecticut’s governor is suspending minimum parking laws to allow for parking to be repurposed for outdoor retail and café space.
Pennywise: Washington Governor Jay Inslee has moved to freeze most state hiring.
Sustainable food system: Could the COVID-19 crisis lead to a more sustainable food system?
Bellevue open streets: Bellevue is launching its own open streets program.
Cutting transit jobs: Pierce Transit is slashing 90 jobs with layoffs and furloughs.
Putting transit first: A new Maryland transit plan would be the first for Baltimore and its environs since 2002.
Big solar: An approved Nevada solar energy project would be the largest in the country.
Ballooning struggles: How did homelessness in America end up ballooning since the 1980s?
Death Star regime: The Trump regime is trying to stop Washington from protecting its residents from oil train disasters ($).
Save transit: A New York City councilmember has a plan to save public transit.
Falling, not massively: While carbon emissions are down due to COVID-19, they are not as far down as you might expect.
Let’s get together: Could the pandemic finally lead San Francisco Bay Area transit agencies to integrate?
Lower rents demanded: Even Starbucks is asking that landlords lower rent for the company’s cafés ($).
Water plans: A major Northern California reservoir project has been significantly scaled back.
Net zero: Three net zero buildings in the Washington, D.C. area are leading the way.
Speeding up infill: Santa Monica may streamline the city’s approval process for housing in the city center.
Trail tunnel: Redmond is building an SR-520 trail tunnel under NE 40th St.
Override to ride: Maryland’s governor has vetoed a commuter rail expansion bill, but Democrats vow to override it.
Universal internet: With the pandemic in full force, Washington would be best suited if there were universal internet access.