"UPDATE: Divided San Jose City Council gives whopping break to high-rise developers"

San Jose Spotlight | August 17, 2020

Downtown high-rise developers will receive a huge discount during the pandemic but their savings will come at the expense of low-income housing.


"City Gardens’ HVAC provides each apartment 24/7 fresh air & MERV 13 filtration in all apartments"

ChicagoBoyz-Panoramic | August 17, 2020

There are three main ways to lower your chances of meeting the virus up close and personal, as relates to HVAC systems. These are in my order of preference:
1. Dilute it
2. Zap it
3. Trap it


"When It Comes to Covid-19, Density Doesn’t Kill—Sprawl Does"

Common Edge | August 3, 2020

Since the advent of Covid-19, there has emerged a critique of urban density as deadly in fighting the current and future pandemics, and that the answer lies in dispersed development, otherwise known as sprawl.


"Is the Subway Risky? It May Be Safer Than You Think"

The New York Times | August 2, 2020

New studies in Europe and Asia suggest that riding public transportation is not a major source of transmission for the coronavirus.


"12 People in a 3-Bedroom House, Then the Virus Entered the Equation"

The New York Times | August 1, 2020

Overcrowding, not density, has defined many coronavirus hot spots. Service workers’ quarters skirting Silicon Valley are no exception.


"How to Stay Safer on Mass Transit"

The Wall Street Journal | August 1, 2020

Timing your trip strategically, using contactless payments and not eating onboard are some of the things to keep in mind.


"New construction makes homes more affordable—even for those who can’t afford the new units"

UPJOHN Institute | July 31, 2020

In cities with tight housing markets, policymakers have struggled to help lower-income residents afford homes. New research shows that just building new housing—even expensive housing—can quickly drive down housing costs across metro areas, including in low-income neighborhoods.


"Will these modular apartment buildings help the Bay Area handle its housing crisis?"

Fast Company | July 31, 2020

Several affordable projects in the area are assembling apartments off-site and then simply locking them into place. If they’re successful, it could cut millions of dollars off construction costs and months off building timelines.


"Companies Start to Think Remote Work Isn’t So Great After All"

The Wall Street Journal | July 24, 2020

Projects take longer. Collaboration is harder. And training new workers is a struggle. ‘This is not going to be sustainable.’


"The Exodus that never happened"

City Observatory | July 21, 2020

The greatest urban myth of the Covid-19 pandemic is that fear of density has triggered an exodus from cities.

The latest data show an increase in interest in dense urban locations.