Updated on July 16

The COVID-19 crisis and related economic disruption have made for unprecedented times, and yet are reminders of how interconnected we all are while highlighting the key role that land use professionals can play.

Since 1936, ULI has provided education and resources to our members worldwide and, in the face of the current environment, is committed to providing timely, practical guidance; best practices; and global insights—whether developed by ULI or curated from respected third-party sources as we have done here.

The following list has been carefully curated and will be regularly updated to showcase the latest news and information of interest to land use professionals on the impacts of COVID-19. We hope you find it of value.

(Updates in Bold, Latest Added on 7/16)

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Architectural Digest: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Will Change the Built Environment

Architect Magazine: Coronavirus Construction Limits: State-by-State Tracker | How Architecture Firms Are Responding to COVID-19

Center for Active Design: 5 Ways to Optimize Buildings for COVID-19 Prevention

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: How COVID-19 Could Change the Way Cities Look and Operate after the Lockdowns | From Calgary to Milan to Bogota, COVID-19 Is Changing How Cities Look and Operate

CityLab: We’ll Need to Reopen Our Cities. But Not Without Making Changes First | Pandemics Are Also an Urban Planning Problem | As Coronavirus Quiets Streets, Some Cities Speed Road and Transit Fixes

Colliers: The Great Return: Making the Workplace Ready

Curbed: Design in the Age of Pandemics | How Coronavirus Will Affect San Francisco’s Rental Market

Cushman & Wakefield: Recovery Readiness: How-To Guide for Reopening Your Workplace

Fast Company: Our Offices Will Never Be the Same After COVID-19. Here’s What They Could Look Like | From ‘Officles’ to Giant Sneeze Guards: How COVID-19 Will Change Your Open Office

Financial Times: How Healthy Buildings Can Help Us Fight Coronavirus

FleetForward: Eight Viewpoints on Mobility Post Coronavirus

Gensler: What Happens When We Return to the Workplace? | Design Responds to a Changing World | A Day in the Life: Going Back to Work in China | 10 Considerations for Transitioning Back to Work in a Post-COVID-19 World | Creating Data-Rich Workplaces to Detect and Curb Viral Transmission | How Should Office Buildings Change in a Post-Pandemic World? | Understanding the Touchless Workplace

The Guardian: Milan Announces Ambitious Scheme to Reduce Car Use after Lockdown

Harvard Business School: Why COVID-19 Raises the Stakes for Building Health

Harvard University Graduate School of Design: What Role Do Planning and Design Play in a Pandemic? Ann Forsyth Reflects on COVID-19’s Impact on the Future of Urban Life

Jones Land LaSalle: Tenant Needs in a Post-Pandemic World: 2020 Forecast Series

JBG Smith: Healthy Workplace Blueprint

Kimley Horn: Returning to Retail: How to Build Customer Trust While Maintaining Social Distance | Best Practices for Setting Up COVID-19 Mobile Testing Facilities | Transitioning to Digital Public Involvement: What You Need to Know | Overcome Retail Restrictions with Outdoor Placemaking

McKinsey: Safely Back to School after Coronavirus Closures | Saving Our Livelihoods from COVID-19: Toward an Economic Recovery | Reimaging the Real Estate Industry for Next Normal

Multi-Housing News: What Property Managers Should Be Doing Right Now

New York Times: Your Building Can Make You Sick or Keep You Well | Flattening the Coronavirus Curve | How Long Will Coronavirus Live on Surfaces or in the Air Around You? | My Restaurant Was My Life for 20 Years. Does the World Need It Anymore?

Next City: Housing in Brief: What Landlords Are Saying about Rent and Evictions during the Outbreak |

PBS: How to Help Others in the COVID-19 Crisis (Newshour)

Recipric: Reopening with User Confidence: Resources & Recommendations

Reuters: Buildings Closed by Coronavirus Face Another Risk: Legionnaires’ Disease

Rocky Mountain Institute: Coronavirus and the Fragility of Auto-Centric Cities

SmithGroup: Equitable Community Engagement during a Global Pandemic and Beyond

Wall Street Journal: The Coronavirus Economic Reopening Will Be Fragile, Partial, and Slow

World Economic Forum: 10 Ways COVID-19 Could Change Office Design

USA Today: Coronavirus Reality Check: 7 Myths about Social Distancing, Busted | 6 Things to Know if You’re Living with Someone Who Has Coronavirus, or Think You Might Be

U.S. Conference of Mayors and National League of Cities: The Economy and Cities: What America’s Local Leaders are Seeing

Washington Post: As Coronavirus Spreads, the Bill for Our Public Health Failures Is Due | The Post-Pandemic Workplace Will Hardly Look Like the One We Left Behind

These resources are provided for informational and educational purposes only and are not necessarily endorsed by or reflect the policies or positions of ULI. The information provided is not intended to constitute medical or legal advice and should not be taken as such. For specific medical advice, consult your physician, and for legal advice, consult your attorney. ULI does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of any information provided and assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage to persons or property arising out of or related to any use of the information provided.