Countering the Covid crisis – back to the future? writes Earle Arney

Crises are a driver of social, urban and economic change and for centuries have shaped the way we live.  Covid-19, as with any climactic event in human history, means we are considering both profound and temporary changes to both our cities and buildings – principally how we make them safe in the ‘new normal’ alongside more regressive rallying calls for anti-urban utopias.  But is the answer a return to rural or suburban sensibilities?  Earle discusses this further here