Cities are the central nodes of our modern economy; hubs of creativity and innovation. Our globalised system relies on us living collectively, but pandemics are inherently anti-city, as they could force the breakdown of collective cooperation. How will our cities evolve, to adapt to this new reality?
Cities across the world are establishing unique initiatives and projects to combat the effects of this situation; and by exploring each city's approach, perhaps we can gain a glimpse of our post quarantine world.
Our aim is to collate around 50 articles from contributors around the world, to capture their thoughts and state of mind during the covid19 pandemic, covering urban quarantine culture, its side effects and philosophical ramifications, while touching on the situation in each country. This way we can form a holistic snapshot of the mind-state of residents in various cities across the world.
Czechia - Prague
ike in most countries, things happened very fast in the Czech Republic. We saw our first three cases of COVID-19 recorded on the 1st of March. Two weeks later our lives came to a screeching halt on the 14th of March 2020. The government announced a statewide state of emergency on the 12th of March and two days later closed all non-essential businesses. As our borders closed, regular buses, train lines, and flights were cancelled and it became harder for Czechs living abroad to return home, ...Read More
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Reinterpretation of Urban Public Spaces after COVID-19 : Experiences from Ankara/Turkey
Towards A Better Normal: Will Metro Manila become a humanised city post-quarantine?
Towards Greener Post-Pandemic Cities: the Case of Brussels and Transport
São Paulo, the harsh concrete jungle in a movement of civic solidarity during COVID-19 times
Venice in quarantine: the beauty of our urban environment rises again. How can we preserve it?
Drive-in(to) the Post-Quarantine Urbanism: the Future of Italian Socially Distanced Cinema
On Walking While in Lockdown: Pedestrian experiences from Hyderabad, India.
Participatory design and more social infrastructure: London should start its post-pandemic transformation by listening to its communities.
Take it ‘lagom’. Sweden’s controversial COVID-19 Strategy and potentials.
Post Covid-19 São Paulo: Potential matches between Technology and Social Innovation for an alternative future.
Croatia: success in saving lives, will there be a success in saving the economy?
Post-Quarantine in a segregated metropolis: Mobility, key factor to unite two Santiagos today and after the Covid-19 crisis
Greece in the age of COVID-19: An unlikely success story and the new challenges ahead
The impact of the health crisis on urban design: The post-pandemic balcony