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Research symposium: epidemics, planning and the city

Davis, Juliet 2022. Research symposium: epidemics, planning and the city. Presented at: Epidemics, Planning and the City Symposium 2022, Virtual, 22 April 2022.

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Abstract

This paper provided the introduction to a research symposium entitled 'Epidemics, Planning and the City. The symposium grew out of the development of a special issue of Planning Perspectives (issue 37.1) of the same name, guest edited by the author, Professor Juliet Davis, and published in March 2022. It was initiated at the start of the global Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, a time of speculation on how cities would need to adapt in order to mitigate the risks of this highly transmittable, largely airborne disease. The goal of the special issue was to gather historical research on how cities and planners have confronted epidemics / pandemics in the past, including how they have constructed the challenge of infectious diseases and developed visions, processes and strategies to contain, isolate and treat them. The arising papers showcase many different times, places and cultural contexts, and also a panoply of different epidemics which cities through history have not only had to adjust to but also been changed by. The symposium provided the opportunity for authors of the papers and the editor to present their research to one another as well as to an international audience. It was supported by Planning Perspectives and the International Planning History Society.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Architecture
Funders: International Planning History Society, Planning Perspectives
Last Modified: 10 May 2022 14:55
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/149306

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