Will Covid-19 show us how to design better cities?
The Covid-19 pandemic has made cities cleaner and quieter. Preventive measures to combat the new Coronavirus have changed the appearance of several cities around the world. With fewer cars and more clean air, we started to notice that urban landscapes have changed, as well as the way in which spaces are occupied. With the reduction of crowds on the streets, the human being became more aware of himself, and of others as well.
Most blocking changes in favor of social detachment are temporary, but some changes should not be missed. Initiatives that make urban areas more sociable and enjoyable, for example, should be maintained. Could “world cities” become better cities, maintaining some blocking measures? How to readjust these metropolises, encouraging initiatives that create new futures?