Temporary urban uses in response to COVID-19: bolstering resilience via short-term experimental solutions

Iain Deas, Michael Martin, Stephen Hincks

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Abstract

Earlier research has focused on the temporary reuse of land and buildings in response to economic crises or natural disasters. This article highlights the ways in which the COVID-19 crisis has also triggered multiple examples of temporary use. It develops a framework to categorise different forms of temporary use emerging in response to COVID-19. The article highlights two challenges as the crisis evolves: how to employ temporary uses more effectively to create capacity for emergency uses and bolster resilience; and how to ensure that innovative or experimental landuses can continue to be supported in the context of future recovery.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTown Planning Review
Volume92
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)81-88
Number of pages8
ISSN0041-0020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Temporary use
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus
  • Temporary urbanism
  • Resilience planning
  • Disasters
  • Health pandemic planning

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