Changing Cities

I enjoyed reading this article as it brings out a lot of different points about city changes due to covid-19. On the positive side, many cities are rethinking definition of parks and streetscapes and humanizing these. Cambridge is launching a pilot project on “shared streets” as well which I hope will stay for good. On the worrisome side, I question if cities are proactive in preparing to handle the potential increase in homelessness and transit difficulties to make sure we do not exaggerate the already existing equity issues. The Berlin model of incentivizing use of leftover spaces was successful and quite interesting.

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