The significance of community has been a lesson learnt from the impact of COVID-19. When the population was asked to stay inside, thousands of volunteers signed up to support the NHS, carers and the elderly. What’s more, in being restricted to leave the house no more than once per day, we migrated to community spaces, which offered a sense of normality in an otherwise un-normal world.
The pandemic has changed our demands and desires. This hasn’t gone unnoticed, with city officials around the world beginning to redesign urban spaces to benefit the public. However, finding the balance between safety and community living is crucial.