Temporary urban solutions help us deal with crisis – and can lead to radical shifts in city space (COVID-19)

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How temporary architecture, infrastructure and spaces plays a role in the aftermath of crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in new thinking about how cities are best organised to meet our needs. Part of this has involved short-term changes in the use of urban space. Our research into the temporary use of land and buildings shows the ways in which short-term development is deployed during times of crisis. Temporary uses also offer the opportunity for more fundamental rethinking of urban space in the longer term.

Period15 Apr 2020

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  • TitleTemporary urban solutions help us deal with crisis – and can lead to radical shifts in city space
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1000 words
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date15/04/2020
    DescriptionThe coronavirus pandemic has resulted in new thinking about how cities are best organised to meet our needs. Part of this has involved short-term changes in the use of urban space.

    Our research into the temporary use of land and buildings shows the ways in which short-term development is deployed during times of crisis. Temporary uses also offer the opportunity for more fundamental rethinking of urban space in the longer term.
    Producer/AuthorMichael Martin, Iain Deas, Stephen Hincks
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/temporary-urban-solutions-help-us-deal-with-crisis-and-can-lead-to-radical-shifts-in-city-space-135248
    PersonsMichael Martin

Keywords

  • Coronavirus
  • Covid-19
  • Cities
  • Temporary urbanism
  • Pop-up architecture
  • Social distancing
  • Urban spaces
  • Urban design
  • Urban planning