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12 October 2020
By William Butcher

Public space as the “glue of the city” – what we have learned in lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we live, work, and play in our cities. It doesn’t take long to realise the scale of its impact, as travel plans are cancelled, shops closed, and people banned from gathering in large numbers. Our society is adjusting to the new norm of working from home, which some have embraced and has been proven challenging to others. It has also changed the way we move through our cities. Instead of bypassing large areas underground or in fast moving vehicles, slow modes of transport and people’s immediate local context are starting to play a larger role in our daily activities. Read more…

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