After this Pandemic Cities will be More Resilient


Pandemic and other major health issues have hit cities before and they’ll hit cities again in the future. Each time this happens cities find new designs and solutions for the next time it occurs, and this year is no different. Urban planners and politicians are already working on ways to ensure that the next pandemic won’t be so disruptive. This means more green space for gardens, better transportation, and other things that are good (and I’ve been writing about here for over a decade).

Cities will aim to become more self-reliant and resilient, with a focus on transport, energy and food security, he added.

More than two-thirds of the global population is forecast to live in urban areas by 2050 – up from 56% today, according to the United Nations.

The coronavirus crisis would not be the first time that an epidemic has led to changes in city planning, research shows.

The cholera outbreaks of the 1830s led to better sanitation in London and elsewhere, while the tuberculosis epidemic in New York in the early 20th century paved the way for improved public transit systems and housing regulations.

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