I recently read a very interesting article in the Guardian about how cities have historically been shaped by pandemics.
Whether it is new infrastructure projects (such as new hospitals or other key pieces of social infrastructure), alternative working practices or simply getting to know our neighbours better, Covid-19 is reshaping the places where we live and work.
It will be interesting to see if this "new normal" continues as we come through the other side of the pandemic and what impact this will have on how we design build and occupy our homes and working environments.
Social distancing has for many (ironically) bought them closer to their neighbours and colleagues and could have a positive impact on our built environment for many years to come.
Pandemics have always shaped cities – and from increased surveillance to ‘de-densification’ to new community activism, Covid-19 is doing it already