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Cities reboot: Adapting to a pandemic world

On Oct 27, 2020
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From home to the workplace, public space to transport, how is the pandemic reshaping urban life

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On Oct 27, 2020
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RT @TRF_Stories: Coronavirus is transforming urban life for billions. Will our cities ever look the same again? Read our special #CitiesReboot report: https://t.co/kVDDE15jNJ https://t.co/G1F2HxqFl0
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Cities reboot: Adapting to a pandemic world

Cities reboot: Adapting to a pandemic world

From home to the workplace, public space to transport, how is the pandemic reshaping urban life

Maze parks to micromarkets: How coronavirus could bring cities closer to home

Maze parks to micromarkets: How coronavirus could bring cities closer to home

Architects are rethinking urban design to let people get the best of city living while staying safe during the next pandemic

The Pandemic Does Not Spell the End for Cities

The Pandemic Does Not Spell the End for Cities

The density of cities doesn't make them vulnerable to disease—instead, density is their greatest strength.

This is how coronavirus could reshape our cities forever

This is how coronavirus could reshape our cities forever

"The benefits of a well-planned compact city include shorter commute times, cleaner air, and reduced noise and the consumption of fossil fuels and energy."

Cities In The Time Of Coronavirus

Cities In The Time Of Coronavirus

People think me foolish when I tell them I caught public transport to Melbourne to get a flushot at my central city workplace. The partial, confusing lockdown had just been instated, ...

Street Smarter

Street Smarter

There’s a huge interest in repurposing these spaces to make them flexible and more useful for economic development and small business.” Today’s unprecedented public health crisis has placed ...

Guest Column: Yes, Transit and Dense Urban Places Are Safe – Even In a Pandemic

Guest Column: Yes, Transit and Dense Urban Places Are Safe – Even In a Pandemic

It’s now clear that the density of cities isn’t a major risk factor in the COVID-19 pandemic. But another factor – crowding within households, which disproportionately affects lower-inc…

Sustainable mobility: Is COVID-19 speeding it up or slowing it down?

Sustainable mobility: Is COVID-19 speeding it up or slowing it down?

With the COVID-19 outbreak priorities seem to be shifting. So, is COVID-19 speeding up or slowing down sustainable mobility?

It will take more than a few cycle lanes to make green, pandemic-proof cities

It will take more than a few cycle lanes to make green, pandemic-proof cities

The coronavirus lockdown gave a glimpse of what cleaner cities can look like, but as people turn to private cars for safety from infection, pollution could soar

Brazilian State and City Leaders Visit World Resources Institute, Discuss Collaboration on Sustainable Cities

Brazilian State and City Leaders Visit World Resources Institute, Discuss Collaboration on Sustainable Cities

On July 18, a group of nearly 30 Brazilian governors, mayors, city authorities and business leaders visited World Resources Institute to learn about WRI Ross Center’s work on mobility and ...

Ten Strategies for Transforming Cities and Public Spaces through Placemaking

Ten Strategies for Transforming Cities and Public Spaces through Placemaking

Ten ways to help strengthen your communities and jump-start economic development through Placemaking.

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Place makers, transport planners and engineers, strategic and statutory planners, urban designers, policy advisors, asset managers, councillors, directors, and officers in community ...

Canadian cities prove reluctant to encourage cycling as alternative to crowded transit

Canadian cities prove reluctant to encourage cycling as alternative to crowded transit

Cycling has emerged worldwide as the best option for preventing those squeezed out of public transit from adding cars to already congested roads

Will COVID-19 Spell the End of Urban Density? Don’t Bet On It.

Will COVID-19 Spell the End of Urban Density? Don’t Bet On It.

While crowded sidewalks and packed subways are obvious vulnerabilities, cities also have remarkable resilience in the face of pandemics.

Defining the Future of Our Cities: Five Areas of Opportunity for a Post-Pandemic World

Defining the Future of Our Cities: Five Areas of Opportunity for a Post-Pandemic World

We are witnessing global disruption at an unprecedented scale. But if we can live though disruptions as a new normal, then we may emerge even stronger and more resilient as a community.

Microbe Mappers Are Tracking Covid-19's Invisible Traces

Microbe Mappers Are Tracking Covid-19's Invisible Traces

Armies of microbiologists are swabbing subways, ATMs, and hospitals in search of the novel coronavirus. Their data could help cities reopen responsibly.

Our cities may never look the same again after the pandemic

Our cities may never look the same again after the pandemic

From Auckland to Bogota, urban planners are already adapting our cities to lockdown. But will the changes last, and which more radical design proposals -- be it sewer monitors or "epidemic ...

The Coming Carmaggeddon: Will Our Leaders Solve NYC’s Transportation Problem?

The Coming Carmaggeddon: Will Our Leaders Solve NYC’s Transportation Problem?

When this is all over, will we be a city for cars or a city for people? It’s up to our leaders — who are not leading.