Densification, Social Distance and the CityAnd The City | Hagar Abiri | Prima Abdullah
Under a global quarantine, either self-imposed or mandated. It is hard to see how the future will be the same as before. Having the benefit of hindsight from past pandemics, we can characterize two outcomes to this current event: massive changes (i.e the new normal) or nothing at all–either because the pandemic is not significant enough, or the changes are already ongoing. We will look into two cases, the 1846 Broad Street cholera outbreak and the 1918 Spanish flu.