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Architect-ing a “New Normal”? Past Pandemics and the Medicine of Urban Planning

By Tony Yeboah, Jennifer Hart, and Nate Plageman • August 18, 2020

COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere. Months into the global pandemic, when many parts of the world have entered a second wave of outbreaks, health experts have cautioned the need for a “new normal” in which medical precautions guide most of our daily activities. Since cities have been hit hardest by the pandemic, policymakers have begun discussing what this new normal might look like in metropolitan environments. In some cases, urban planners have framed COVID-19 as an opportunity to re imagine and improve cities’ built landscapes…….. READ MORE

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