"‘A mini-urban miracle,’ new Berkeley homeless housing could be model for the state"

Berkeleyside | July 10, 2020

It’s been a big week for subsidized housing in Berkeley. And it just got bigger.

On Thursday night, the city’s Zoning Adjustments Board unanimously approved a new project from Panoramic Interests for a 39-unit complex made from modular construction to house people who were formerly homeless.


"CityBeat: NPR’s suburban flight story"

City Observatory | July 8, 2020

Anecdotes aside, there’s no data that people are fleeing cities to avoid the Coronavirus

The data show young, well-educated adults moving to urban centers everywhere, and no decline in interest in urban markets during the pandemic

As we’ve chronicled at City Observatory, there’s a welter of press accounts claiming that people are fleeing cities to escape the Coronavirus.


"The Forces That Will Reshape American Cities"

Bloomberg | July 3, 2020

The pandemic will likely accelerate the pull of the suburbs for families while pushing young people and businesses into more affordable urban areas.


"Nuveen Selects Start-Up to Manage Large-Scale Multifamily Assets"

GlobeST | June 30, 2020

The global asset manager is partnering with tech-forward, multifamily operator, Common in a 575-unit portfolio expansion.

Nuveen Real Estate has selected multifamily real estate operator, Common to manage operations and leasing for two of Nuveen’s largest, class A multifamily assets.


"For Newly Remote Workers, Small Town U.S.A. Will Lose Its Allure Soon Enough"

The Wall Street Journal | June 23, 2020

Lower taxes? Cheaper housing? Shorter commute? For some knowledge workers fleeing the big city amid the pandemic, the perks of relocating to a distant burg will soon grow stale.


"Why San Francisco shouldn’t worry about a tech-xodus"

Financial Times | June 22, 2020

Inequality, spiralling rents and now remote working: the city has a number of problems but keeps growing anyway


"Why cities will flourish in a post-Covid world: Talented young adults are moving to urban neighborhoods"

City Observatory | June 15, 2020

The movement of talented young adults to dense urban neighborhoods isn’t waning, it is widespread and accelerating, and it is powering urban revival.

Cities continue to be magnets for talented young adults The number of well-educated young adults living in close-in urban neighborhoods is increasing in every large US metropolitan area, and this trend has accelerated in recent years.


"Remote Work Forever? Not So Fast, Jobs Guru Says"

The Wall Street Journal | June 10, 2020

The CEO of Adecco, one of the world’s largest employment agencies, discusses the pros and cons of working from home


"The Results Are In for Remote Learning: It Didn’t Work"

The Wall Street Journal | June 5, 2020

The pandemic forced schools into a crash course in online education. Problems piled up quickly. ‘I find it hectic and stressful’


"Why Richard Florida worries cities will recover too quickly from Covid"

Medium | May 29, 2020

A Sidewalk Talk Q&A with the urban economist on the challenges of inclusive growth — and the opportunities of urban-tech.