Densification, Social Distance and the City

And The City | Hagar Abiri | Prima Abdullah

Read the related essay: Densification, Social Distance and the City by 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.