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The Future of Cities After COVID-19

This virtual panel discussion focuses on the potential for the COVID-19 pandemic to influence the development, demographic, and environmental trends of the future. Speakers: Allison Arieff, William Fulton, Scott Frazier, and Mariela Alfonzo. Moderator: James Brasuell.

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Course Info

  • Duration 7 video lessons (57 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2020
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    1.
    Introduction
    Chapter Duration 3 mins
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    Making Sense of COVID-19
    Chapter Duration 9 mins
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    3.
    Evidence for Urban Change
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    Transportation and Public Life
    Chapter Duration 8 mins
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    The New Housing Crisis
    Chapter Duration 12 mins
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    The Racial Topography of COVID-19
    Chapter Duration 8 mins
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    Call to Action
    Chapter Duration 8 mins

Course Description

This Planetizen Courses panel discussion focuses on the potential for the COVID-19 pandemic to influence the development, demographic, and environmental trends of the future. The panel gathered remotely on a Zoom call in April 2020 from homes across the country to make sense of the many opinions and speculation about the future of density, housing, transportation, demographics, and more in a world forever defined by this historic crisis.

By identifying emerging facts amid an excess of speculation and also identifying the need for more and better data, the panel clarifies the complexities of a sweeping global crisis with numerous intersections to the field of planning.

At the time of filming, tragedy and risk still outweighed opportunity, but the panel expressed hope and recommendations for how some of the changes that have defined private and public life during the pandemic might have a positive influence on the social, economic, environmental, and public health outcomes of the future.

Learn these skills

  • Economics
  • Environmental Planning
  • Housing
  • Land Use
  • Law and Policy
  • Public Health
  • Resilience Planning
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation
  • Urban Design
  • Urbanism
  • Walkability

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.

CNU-A

This course is approved for CNU-A credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point.

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James Brasuell

James Brasuell

James Brasuell is the managing editor of Planetizen.

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Allison Arieff

Allison Arieff

Allison Arieff is the editorial director of SPUR and a columnist for The New York Times.

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Mariela Alfonzo

Mariela Alfonzo

Mariela Alfonzo is the founder and CEO of State of Place. Mariela also has a PhD in urban and regional planning and serves on the faculty of the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University.

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Scott Frazier

Scott Frazier

Scott Frazier is one of the hosts of the L.A. Podcast. Scott is also Director of Product Management at GMV Syncromatics.

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William Fulton

William Fulton

William Fulton is the director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and the former mayor of the city of Ventura, California.

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I learned a ton and the ideas discussed helped me begin to prepare for potential issues we'll be facing in our community.
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I really enjoyed this course. I'm a City Planner from California that moved to Germany about 2 years ago. These types of discussions are missing from everyday news rhetoric and I am glad I was able to access it here.
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Interesting perspectives on the impacts of COVID on issues that may not have been readily apparent. Thanks!
- Gilbert W.
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I learned a ton and the ideas discussed helped me begin to prepare for potential issues we'll be facing in our community.
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