The Week in Data – Urban Planning

lanSpatial turns insights into actions, so every week, we present a carefully curated selection of the stories that stir our interest. The news we’re reading, the webinars we are watching and the insights themselves that inspire us to do great work.

This week, we’re shifting away from data to take a look at urban planning stories. We have some great content being served to our feed over on Twitter – and it’s too good to keep to ourselves. Did we miss something? Let us know.

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Streets Blog USA – Pedestrianisation is a hot issue in many local towns. This is a great read about how to build equitable walking infrastructure.

The Planning Report – The disruption unleashed by the Coronavirus pandemic is also facilitating innovation. The panelists of this fascinating round-table share their hope for the Silicon Valley Bay Area of California. Can public-private collaborations be streamlined to solve some of the region’s housing, transportation, and equity challenges?

Housing investment – Lasting affordability is the path to resilience. Check out this spotlight on six housing investment strategies that will incorporate lasting affordability, racial equity, and resilience into COVID-19 recovery plans.

VIDEO: How can post-Covid ghost cities be avoided?