Urban planning experts share 3 characteristics of an ideal neighborhood to live in during a pandemic

Published Oct 02 2020 at 2:41 PM GMT
  • have nearby amenities, like "access to a park, outdoor dining, and things that you can do in a small group on your own.
  • Having open public spaces where people can meet is critical.
  • Quentin Stevens, an urban design researcher at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, who wrote a paper in May 2020 about how to save urban life from the impacts of the pandemic, said that living in an area with a lot of open public space is important for people to encounter one another.
  • "Public space doesn't necessarily have to be filled up with stuff " just making it available for people to go out there and use is important because we all need more space than we used to," Stevens said.
  • "We need spaces where we can bump into people and create more of that in areas that don't have it, and the pandemic is creating those opportunities.



  • Published Oct 2, 2020 2:41 PM GMT