Travel bubble: Australia and New Zealand are considering forming a “travel bubble” that would allow their residents to travel between the two countries, The Washington Post reports. It’s a novel idea that could inform how cities and countries return to some semblance of normalcy.
Home-buying goes virtual: Virtual open houses are gaining ground in lockdown, CityLab reports, as realtors try to keep the housing market moving. But there are still many more steps to closing a deal that are harder to take online.
Seizing an opportunity: In the race to address an emergency, progressives in California secured victories toward housing the homeless, releasing prisoners, and getting school children connected to technology. The New York Times reports on how these causes, long popular among America’s urban progressives, could fare after the emergency subsides.