Has Covid-19 Changed Cities Forever? Probably Not.

As the United States and the world battle the stubborn Covid-19 virus, urbanists wonder how much the pandemic will change cities.  Although some have said “cities as we know them will be changed forever,” other analysts don’t envision such sweeping changes.

Two important recent discussions don’t see a massive urban restructuring, even while recognizing the potential for long-lasting pandemic impacts.  Cities will remain at the center of our global economy.  But the pandemic will hit different industries and parts of the workforce unevenly, with consequences for cities’ economic and social health, and inequality.

The Milken Institute’s recent global conference in Los Angeles featured a fascinating discussion of these issues.   ...more

RSK: A probably not leaves open a maybe in my book. Like everything else large cities will change after Covid is under control and we wait for the next outbreak.

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