Cities around the world have faced the brunt of the COVID19 pandemic due to widespread international connectivity, the movement of people and goods, and commercial and recreational activities in constricted spaces. What has caused so many major cities to crumble under the onslaught of the virus? What are the fissures that COVID-19 has exposed in city-planning today? How can urban planning systems equip themselves better for future pandemic management? To answer these questions, Rethinking Cities, edited by Aditi Ratho and Preeti Lourdes John, explores the relationship between the pandemic and urban health infrastructure, climate resilience, informal settlements and work, social infrastructure, and commercial investments. And it provides potential directions for urban planning to mitigate the risks from future health crises.
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Healthcare Delivery Must Embrace the Digital Space - Sheetal Ranganathan
India's Urban Healthcare System Must Adapt to the New Normal - Oommen C. Kurian
Reimagining Urban Spaces for Community Connections and Climate Resiliency - Elizabeth Hessek and Ashali Bhandari
Building Blocks of a Post-COVID-19 Green City - Tanushree Chandra
Transportation Must Transform in the Post-Pandemic Era - Amruta Ponkshe
Women and the City: Embracing Gender-Sensitive Policies - Saloni Atal
Protecting the Future of Urban Workers in a Post-Pandemic Automated World - Aditi Ratho
Providing Urban Poor with Livelihoods is Crucial Post COVID-19 - Ramanath Jha
Reimagining the Workspaces of the Future - Sangeet Jain
The Rise of Cities: Economic Drivers in the Post-Pandemic World - Soumya Bhowmick
From Slums to Skyscrapers: Redesigning Urban Habitat Policies - Renita D'souza
Inclusivity in Knowledge Cities in the Post-COVID-19 World - Manvita Baradi and Kaninik Baradi