Urbanism is a powerful tool for change. We can harness design and technology to build pandemic-proof cities. Even more, we can put smart solutions to work for a safer day-to-day urban life. City planning can have a huge impact on safety and prevention - and here's where smart makes sense for people.
DO WE HAVE PANDEMIC-PROOF CITIES AFTER ALL?
What does a city need to be prepared for a pandemic? A number of countries are already talking of a new urbanism ready to face pandemics, with well-delimited blocks and self-sufficient health areas. Its goal: deliver resilience at a local level against global events. Indeed urban design can help prepare our living environments for pandemics. We analyze trends that have emerged and we take a look at some case histories already working in the real world.
WHY IS CRIME HIGHER IN CITIES THAN IN THE COUNTRYSIDE?
Since they first emerged, cities have always had a defensive purpose. Now, we see there are more crimes in cities than in small towns. We bring you four reasons that explain why there's more violence in cities. And also how urban planning can reinforce prevention and safety while having an impact on social conduct associated with criminality.
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