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Webinar: The Future of Public Space
May 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT
In dense urban centers, residents have been flocking to parks for fresh air and exercise during the pandemic, while others have taken to the sidewalks for essential travel. But some park facilities are closing due to overcrowding, while sidewalks have proven too narrow to safely accommodate growing pedestrian volumes with physical distancing requirements. Meanwhile, other cities around the world are giving over road space to people on bikes and on foot, and making bold plans for public space, post-pandemic. COVID-19 has highlighted the value of our public realm, and the urgent need in many cities for more public space. What can we learn from COVID about how to design and distribute public space in our cities?