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May 20, 2020 — On May 5th, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted to examine ways to continue to encourage telecommuting after the COVID-19 crisis ends,...

Americans See Climate as a Concern, Even Amid Coronavirus Crisis

May 19, 2020 — An article published today in the New York Times highlights the results of a new national survey, which shows that Americans' concerns about climate change have not been diminished by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On the contrary, the survey found that acceptance of the reality of climate...

The Bay Area Billionaires Are Breaking My Heart

May 13, 2020 — An opinion article in the New York Times today highlights the Bay Area's rapid and, at least so far, successful response to the COVID-19 crisis, juxtaposing it with a defining challenge that the region continues to grapple with: a lack of affordable housing and entrenched homelessness, despite...

The Spaces That Make Cities Fairer and More Resilient

May 12, 2020 — An opinion article published in the New York Times highlights how the pandemic has underscored the importance of equitably accessible public spaces and public transportation-- and why we must use COVID-19 as an opportunity to re-capture the idea of public spaces and public transportation as an...

Richard Mullane on the ‘Collect & Connect’ strategy for San Francisco Bay and coastal resiliency

May 8, 2020 — An article today in the Architect's Newspaper highlights Hassell's ongoing work in South San Francisco's Colma Creek, on a concept that emerged from the Resilient by Design: Bay Area Challenge and later received a Caltrans SB1 Adaptation Planning grant, in partnership with BARC. The project,...

'A Terrible Price': The Deadly Racial Disparities of COVID-19 in America

April 29, 2020 — An article posted today in the New York Times highlights the racial disparities in the impacts of COVID-19, as revealed in health data that states have begun to release over...

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