It’s no doubt that the coronavirus has come with a new set of learnings. Apart from raising environmental awareness, the pandemic has raised several questions about the shape of our cities, the spatial planning of our homes, and the layout of our neighbourhoods.
With social distancing likely to be the norm over the near future, we need to analyse how a city’s design impacts health, social mobility and disease control, among other things. And how, in the coming months, India’s dense cities need to adapt. And quickly.
We speak to urban design experts and an anthropologist for their recommendations.