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How Might the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect 21st Century Urban Design, Planning, and Development?

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Department of Geography/Geology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182, USA
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School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182, USA
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Urban Sci. 2020, 4(4), 56; https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci4040056
Received: 23 September 2020 / Revised: 24 October 2020 / Accepted: 29 October 2020 / Published: 4 November 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform lives and ways of living across the globe, it is becoming increasingly clear that adaptations involving both physical and institutional infrastructure are warranted. Cities are at the forefront of these adaptive changes as dense urban environments are particularly vulnerable to the spread of contagious airborne diseases such as the novel coronavirus. This paper considers how COVID-19 might influence where and how people live, work, recreate, and move about the city, and how these changing patterns might in turn shape future development trajectories. We also discuss how cities are currently responding to the public health threat posed by COVID-19, and how they might use planning and design strategies to improve resilience in the face of future pandemics. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; coronavirus; pandemic; resilience; COVID-19 planning; pandemic planning; urban design COVID-19; coronavirus; pandemic; resilience; COVID-19 planning; pandemic planning; urban design
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Bereitschaft, B.; Scheller, D. How Might the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect 21st Century Urban Design, Planning, and Development? Urban Sci. 2020, 4, 56. https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci4040056

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