Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, streetscape in urban design finds increased relevance as cities are reimagined.
Streetscape spaces are markers of a bustling metropolis. They represent public life within a city, say much about its cultural dispensations, and play a visual and functional role as shared public spaces.
But streetscapes have a much more substantial role to play in urban design and planning amidst COVID-19. In the post-COVID era, planners and architects are rethinking how cities are designed, especially those that stand in as financial and cultural hubs.
From cycling lanes and sidewalks, to safe open spaces, the standards for what makes an efficiently run and well-designed city have drastically changed with the pandemic.