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How we can redesign cities to fight future pandemics

24 Mar 2020

“Buildings have to be the secret weapon in the future to combat infectious diseases.”

Throughout history, disease outbreaks have forced new innovations in urban design: Fighting cholera epidemics in the 1800s, for example, necessitated the building of new plumbing and sewer systems and the devising of new zoning laws to prevent overcrowding. As the new coronavirus lays bare the need for broader changes across our economy, such as widespread paid sick leave, it might also influence how cities and buildings are built.


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