The coronavirus pandemic has changed city life almost beyond recognition. Many people are struggling with loss, financial insecurity, and loneliness. At the same time, the crisis has made many things possible that were previously unthinkable or difficult to imagine – parks became open-air fitness studios, car parks turned into playgrounds, exhibition halls changed into hospital wards. Many of these things have come about spontaneously, without any underlying strategies or development plans sometimes initiated by city administrations, sometimes by private initiatives. They demonstrate a creativity we have not seen that we have not seen in cities for a long time. As the Urban Change Academy, we were wondering: what can cities learn from these projects?
In April 2021, we published „Urban Creativity Now! The Playbook for the Post-Corona City“ – a collection of impulses, observations and perspectives on the Corona pandemic. The playbook has a modular structure and is aimed at urban planners who are dealing with the impact of the pandemic on our cities.
In this seminar we will introduce you to the most important issues around the post-Corona city based on best cases from the playbook. Together we will discuss these cases and work out first possibilities for action for your post-Corona city.