Some new habits we've seen emerging during the pandemic could help us solve tricky problems like traffic congestion, which have challenged our cities for a long time.
Re-imagining cities after COVID-19 is both a practical and philosophical task. People’s perceptions of places are changing. It is a time for planners and policymakers to plan with, not for, people.
All states have relaxed social distancing to some degree, but there are few consistent guidelines for people to know how to stay safe. A doctor who specializes in immunology tells what he will do.
This measure, included in a pandemic relief package, is supposed to encourage Americans to give more to nonprofits.
There comes a point when we just have to let it go and give up control.
There are many similarities between Spanish flu and coronavirus, from school closures to mask debates. The story of 1919 also shows governments face choices that can have a terrible cost in lives.
Epidemiologists focus on diseases among groups of people. They also study the spread of disease among animals.
Long before the Indian government responded to the threat of COVID-19 with a lockdown, residents of Shivaji Nagar, with the support of a local NGO, were protecting and helping one another.
The UK cannot wait 30 years for a modern rail network.
Without clear guidelines from states or the feds on how to stay safe after reopening, it's hard to know what to do. A doctor suggests things to consider in a park, at the beach and the pool.
Visits to 'adult' sites surged in March when coronavirus pandemic restrictions came in. While tastes vary around the country, a disproportionate share of traffic comes from our biggest cities.
The COVID-19 pandemic is interrupting scientific field work across North America, leaving blank spots in important data sets and making it harder to track ecological change.
Tens of millions of Americans who have been telecommuting during the pandemic may have to head back to the office as governors lift stay-at-home orders. Here's what you can do if you'd rather not.
Our experts mull what it will take to keep people healthy, whether there should be optimism for a vaccine and how to fight lockdown fatigue.
Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of many great North American city parks, understood that ready access to nature made cities healthier places to live.
The aviation industry was already expecting a severe pilot shortage over the coming years. The pandemic could make it even worse.
The equation 'COVID alert level = R (rate of infection) + number of infections' simply does not add up to a number between one and five.
Unlike those who died during the Vietnam War, those who perish during the current pandemic are unlikely to receive a national memorial. Perhaps they should.
A new analysis tried to estimate Americans' 'willingness to pay' based on the implied value of social distancing and other public intervention measures.
Delaying medical care comes at a cost, both human and financial. The patients some emergency rooms have been seeing are a lot sicker and more likely to need hospitalization.