πŸ“‘ Town planners on a ‘crusade’ against TB could help us to redesign our cities post-COVID

Liked Town planners on a ‘crusade’ against TB could help us to redesign our cities post-COVID by Sarah Scopelianos (ABC News)

Professor Byrne’s predictions include a shift away from high-rise apartment towers in city centres to suburban low-rise apartment buildings or townhouses with access to backyards.

He also predicts more green space, common areas for casual interactions with plenty of space for social distancing, improved access to public transport from the suburbs and more employment opportunities nearby.

Sarah Scopelianos reflects upon the changes made in regards to town planning one hundred years ago to combat tuberculous. She explores some of the possible changes including a move to more low rise appartments and the investment in more open spaces. Ian Bogost described this as the ‘revenge of the suburbs‘. This is a topic Derek Thompson also discussed last year in regards to the history of innovation in city design within the US.

I think that the other point of change that I have noticed has been registers in supermarkets. Not only have screens and distance been introduced, but there also seems to be a push for more self-service with large conveyor belts.

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