The city after the pandemic: what will urban planning look like?
On June 23rd, 2020, Nina Danilina, Head of the Department of Urban Planning at MGSU, participated in online debates “The city after the pandemic: what will urban planning look like?” as a speaker and presented her views on urban planning and its development after the pandemic.
The discussion held with the colleagues from St. Petersburg and German universities identified common urban planning trends, such as the focus on poly-centric development of settlement systems, inevitable urban mobility changes, as well as the attitude of the population to the quality and safety of residential areas and public spaces. The general feeling of the debaters is that the 2020 pandemic will serve as the catalyst of inevitable changes in the lives of cities, and one can only hope that these changes will facilitate sustainable development of “healthy” urban environments, capable of withstanding durable natural and anthropogenic threats in order to minimize deterioration in quality of urban life.
A series of online debates “The city after the pandemic” is organized by the Information Centre of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in St. Petersburg and the German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in Moscow with support from the Russian-German Chamber of International Trade (AHK) in St. Petersburg within the framework of the Russian-German year of partnerships in research and education 2018 – 2020.
The series of online debates will consist of three events:
23.06.2020 – “The city after the pandemic: what will urban planning look like?”
02.07.2020 – “The city after the pandemic: what will life in the city of the future look like?”
07.07.2020 – “The city after the pandemic: will the city of the future turn more ecofriendly?”
Participation in the online debates will enable Russian and German specialists and researchers, focused on versatile areas of knowledge, to discuss the idea of a viable and sustainable city after the coronavirus pandemic and the groundwork to be laid towards this end.