COVID-19 and the City

How will our future cities be shaped by a climate where social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine, border measures, contact tracing and public health advice have been introduced to the basic vocabulary of your average lad? One positive thing about the pandemic: people are finally talking about cities in terms of health.

Photo: Oleksandr Polonskyi. Flickr 15 March 2020 (shorturl.at/auAGS)

How will COVID-19 influence city planning, resilience and density, now and in the future?

From interdependent global trade to urban-peri-urban connections

A new role for technology

Photo: Allan C. Flickr 18 March 2020 (shorturl.at/ijqEU)

Changing community-ties

Photo: Nicolò Campo/ LightRocket. 13 March 2020 via Getty Images (https://www.vox.com/culture/2020/3/13/21179293/coronavirus-italy-covid19-music-balconies-sing)

Wellington-based urbanist. Life-long yogi. Feminist. Holistic wellbeing & healthy cities advocate. A person on a bike. Policy writer by day.