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Urban Density and Covid Death Rates: Update Through April 2021

The latest death rates as of April 30, 2021 from COVID-19 are displayed by US county urban density in Figure 1. This analysis is based on data reported by usafacts.org.  read more »

The Case for Suburban Renewal

As COVID-19’s lasting impacts on where we prefer to live and work become more and more apparent, the importance of suburban and regional renewal becomes more and more important.  read more »

2020 Year End Summary: Urban Density and COVID Death Rates

The latest death rates from COVID-19 are displayed by county urban density in Figure 1. Death rates remain at or below the national death rate in counties with urban densities of 5,000 per square mile or below  read more »

Urban Density and COVID-19 Death Rates: Update November 2020

The latest death rates from COVID-19 are displayed by county urban density in Figure 1. Death rates remain at or below the national average per 1,000 residents in county categories with urban densities of 5,000 per square mile or below  read more »

Despite Surges, Rural Death Rates Remain Far Lower

There have been reports of rising Covid-19 infection rates in rural areas and even “surges,” such as here and here.  read more »

COVID Deaths & High Urban Population Densities (October 5 Update)

The Figures below provide an update through October 5, 2020 to the relationship between county urban densities and COVID-19 death rates.  read more »

COVID Deaths & High Urban Population Densities (September 13 Update)

The Figures below provide an update through September 13, 2020 to the relationship between county urban densities and COVID-19 death rates. The data continues to show a strong association between higher urban densities and death rates.  read more »

COVID Deaths & High Urban Population Densities (August 7 Update)

The Figures below provide an update through August 7, 2020 to the relationship between county urban densities and COVID-19 death rates. The data continues to show a strong association between higher urban densities and death rates.  read more »

Big Cities | Munk Debates with guests Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida

Does the COVID-19 pandemic spell the end of the big city boom?

Listen to the debate at Munk Debates.  read more »

Joel Kotkin on COVID-19's Impact on Work and Life

Chapman University's Joel Kotkin on C-Span, talking about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on urban centers in the United States.  read more »