Just for a moment, return with me to just a few months ago. Most everywhere, the need for urban retrofits and recalibration to avoid disease spread was already challenging enough. Then, of course, came civil unrest in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, and more; coronovirus was joined by the urban impacts of an insidious racial injustice–what many termed a second pandemic that became more complex as the summer went on.
Which leads us to revisit place-healing on a larger scale, improving on a concepts we first discussed here in early June. For the remainder, and detailed manifesto, see the remainder in my Planetizen piece published today.