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The City We Want

Urbanism in the Time of Social Distancing

José María Ezquiaga 

Tel Aviv (Israel)

Over the past years, reminding each other that the decisive battle against climate change would be waged in cities, little did we know that these were in for another battle, an insidious, cruel, invisible one. The great epidemics of the past have left deep marks on our societies, but this includes a lasting, still recognizable legacy in urban planning tools: administrative control of zoned cities to statistical assessment of risk, management of vital infrastructures, and design of minimally livable spaces... [+]

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