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.

1st Stage: Collated articles from each country
Description of how things are now
2nd Stage: Online Conference
Aspirations for how things should be
3rd Stage: Proposing an actionable plan to municipal governments

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Latest Article

Prague and COVID-19

2020/07/01

Anna-Marie Mašková

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, ...

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U.A.E. - Dubai

2020/06/16

Kishwerniha Buhari

U.A.E: How are the Dreamers keeping their visions alive?

Vietnam - Hanoi

2020/06/16

Clément Coquillat

Breathing again in the public spaces of Hanoi

United Kingdom - London

2020/06/16

Helen Tartaglia

‘Save a life, sit on your sofa.’ Coronavirus and the evolution of ‘home’.

Mexico - Mexico City

2020/06/11

Jessica M. Del Real A.

Mexico: The Informality that kills

Italy - Milan

2020/06/10

Camilla Piccolo

New life unfolding Milan’s streets

U.A.E. - Dubai

2020/06/10

Mihir Saraf

Dubai: An Urban Spectacle fallen lackluster… for now

United Kingdom - London

2020/06/10

Nick Ansell

London: Social distancing, green spaces & post-quarantine urbanism

Turkey - Ankara

2020/06/10

Sinay Coskun

Reinterpretation of Urban Public Spaces after COVID-19 : Experiences from Ankara/Turkey

Philippines - Manilla

2020/06/09

Marie Denise Abella

Towards A Better Normal: Will Metro Manila become a humanised city post-quarantine?

Belgium - Brussels

2020/06/09

Adela Hankus

Towards Greener Post-Pandemic Cities: the Case of Brussels and Transport

Indonesia

2020/06/09

Una Dika Firmanila

Indonesia: The Test of Our Social Life

Canada - Montreal

2020/06/09

Anish Ramanan

Ça va bien aller?

Mexico

2020/06/09

Luis Arturo Obregón Vázquez

Flashing a light on social inequities: Covid-19 in Mexico

France

2020/06/09

Nathan Jover

What should we expect for our post-corona cities ?

Singapore

2020/06/09

Shaivi Herur

What’s Next? Singapore’s risen, fallen and plateaued relationship with Covid-19

Australia - Melbourne

2020/06/09

Natasha C Manawadu

Melbourne: Let’s Talk About Actualising Fairer Urban Spaces

United Kingdom - London

2020/06/04

Francis Clay

Mutual Aid and Communities of Place in Brexit Britain

Denmark - Copenhagen

2020/06/03

Marcin Żebrowski

Sidelining public life in Copenhagen

India

2020/06/02

Moiz Uddin

Covid19 Impact & Post Pandemic Public Spaces: A case of Indian Cities

Singapore

2020/06/01

Victoria See

Singapore: Repurposing landscapes for COVID-19

United Kingdom - London

2020/06/01

Natalie Cefala

London Under Lockdown: Active Travel and Behaviour Change

Spain - Madrid

2020/05/22

Maria Perona

MADRID. COVID MAIN SCENARIO

India

2020/05/29

Souvik Chowdhury

India was Always Chaotic, Will it Find a Way Out Now?

Ghana

2020/05/28

Mohammed Musah

Not Ordinary Times; Ghana in the Shadow of COVID-19

Singapore

2020/05/28

Archana Kannan

Small Steps in the Road to Recovery: Singapore

Jordan - Amman

2020/05/28

Mazen Jubeihi

A Shift in Momentum; Amman during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Korea - Seoul

2020/05/25

Min Sung Kim

Seoul, South Korea: COVID-19 and Diversity

Germany - Berlin

2020/05/22

Leah Hamilton

Berlin's Kontaktbeschränkungen and the Night Time Culture Shift

Brazil - São Paulo

2020/05/22

Gabriela Garcia

São Paulo, the harsh concrete jungle in a movement of civic solidarity during COVID-19 times

Italy - Venice

2020/05/22

Irma Delmonte

Venice in quarantine: the beauty of our urban environment rises again. How can we preserve it?

Italy

2020/05/21

Massimo Iannetti

Drive-in(to) the Post-Quarantine Urbanism: the Future of Italian Socially Distanced Cinema

India - Hyderabad

2020/05/21

Manisha Rayaprolu

On Walking While in Lockdown: Pedestrian experiences from Hyderabad, India.

Germany - Berlin

2020/05/20

Angela Alcantara

Threshold observations: Berlin neighbourhood shifts through a pandemic

England - London

2020/05/20

Felix De Grey

Participatory design and more social infrastructure: London should start its post-pandemic transformation by listening to its communities.

Sweden - Stockholm

2020/05/18

Stefan Attig

Take it ‘lagom’. Sweden’s controversial COVID-19 Strategy and potentials.

Egypt - Cairo

2020/05/16

Soliman Saad

Urban Scenarios After The Pandemic-Cairo

Spain - Madrid

2020/05/14

Ana Muñoz-Antuña

Madrid: Breaking the silence by reconquering streets and parks.

Spain - Valencia

2020/05/10

Natasha Marjoram

De-densifying Spanish cities

Brazil - São Paulo

2020/05/12

Paula Palermo

Post Covid-19 São Paulo: Potential matches between Technology and Social Innovation for an alternative future.

Wales

2020/05/12

Catrin Stephens

Wales: Help change urban spaces into safe areas of encounter

Luxembourg

2020/05/12

Konstantina Vidou

COVID — 19: The case of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Croatia - Zagreb

2020/05/10

Edita Vilic

Croatia: success in saving lives, will there be a success in saving the economy?

Singapore

2020/05/10

Bryan Tan

Singapore's Trusty Partner: The Void Deck

Italy - Venice

2020/05/09

Giacomo Martinis

Venice vis-à-vis Covid-19: a crucial opportunity to rethink tourism (?)

South Africa - Cape Town

2020/05/09

Simone Phoré

COVID-19 and Inequality: A view from South Africa

Ukraine - Kyiv

2020/05/09

Olena Diadikova

Kyiv: It is time to be different

Germany - Berlin

2020/05/06

Srna Tulić

Berlin: Where the streets belong to children. And bikes.

Brazil - Rio

2020/05/04

Luis Claudio Arcos

Notes from Rio: towards a more collaborative city.

Chile - Santiago

2020/05/04

Carolina Cornelio

Post-Quarantine in a segregated metropolis: Mobility, key factor to unite two Santiagos today and after the Covid-19 crisis

Japan - Tokyo

2020/05/02

Soma Suzuki

Where Matters.

Australia - Melbourne

2020/04/24

George Reed

Post Pandemic Urbanism Australia: The Merge Scenario

Russia - Moscow

2020/04/23

Yevgeniya Yusova

Quarantine in Moscow: in Delivery We Trust

England - London

2020/04/20

Alfie Long

London Parks, Space, and Pandemic

Greece - Athens

2020/04/14

Anastassis Parmaksizoglou

Greece in the age of COVID-19: An unlikely success story and the new challenges ahead

Hong Kong

2020/04/20

Stephen Law

Early speculations on how COVID19 can shape Hong Kong’s Urban Future

Switzerland - Zurich

2020/04/19

Melanie Imefeld

The impact of the health crisis on urban design: The post-pandemic balcony

China - Wuhan

2020/04/17

Shu Wei

Post-Quarantine Urbanism of China: It’s All About Human Conditions