The Pandemic City: Urban Issues in the Time of COVID-19

  title={The Pandemic City: Urban Issues in the Time of COVID-19},
  author={Lina Mart{\'i}nez and John Rennie Short},
Pandemics have shaped the way cities are planned and configured. Throughout history, cities have evolved to solve problems of sanitation, hygiene, and health access while providing space and opportunities for the urban dwellers. COVID-19 will have significant implications in the way cities are planned. This recent crisis highlights a number of issues. This paper looks at the context for the pandemic and then reviews studies and debates in four areas: transformations in the configuration of… 

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