The future of cities in a postpandemic world

The World

Cities around the world are designing reopening plans and imagining postpandemic life. Human behavior is hard to change, but experts say this is an opportunity to create a new normal. Considering that the UN projects 80% of the world’s population to be living in cities by the end of the century, some say a conversation about the future of cities is more urgently needed now than ever. The World’s Bianca Hillier takes a look at what designs are being prioritized around the globe.

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