Pandemic Urbanism

The coronavirus pandemic redefines urban space as we know it. Will our cities never be the same again, or are we going back to business as soon as this is over?

Serres Séparées

This Dining Experience Is a Creative Take on Social Distancing

The restaurant at Amsterdam art institute Mediamatic has taken the current COVID-19 restrictions as inspiration for a new dining concept called Serres Séparées, allowing guests to enjoy a full-course dinner in greenhouses along the waterfront.

Belfort Bruges

Museum Becomes a Study Hall for Belgian Students

Due to COVID-19, urban spaces in cities across the world have been instantly repurposed to serve the needs of citizens. Bruges' Belfort Museum opened its doors to students needing study spaces.

Hand Sanitiser Paris

Stay Safe and Sanitise Your Hands for Free All Over Paris

A partnership between the municipality of Paris and JCDecaux is bringing free hand sanitiser dispensers to bus stations and public bathrooms around the city as its lockdown comes to an end.

Social Distancing Parks

Three Ways to Socialise in Parks With Safe Distancing

As a post-lockdown world edges into view, several cities have developed creative ways to allow people to socialise in parks while ensuring safe distancing. We've listed a few.

Salatiga Wet Market

Traditional Market in Indonesia Now Runs With Social Distancing

A traditional market located in Salatiga, Indonesia has reopened with new social and physical distancing measures in place, during a time of increased criticism for wet markets.


Micromarkets Offer a Safe Solution for Grocery Shopping in Your Neighbourhood

Rotterdam-based design office Shift imagines micromarkets on a hyperlocal scale as the solution to social distancing while grocery shopping.

Rolls-Royce Honey

Luxury Car-Manufacturer Rolls-Royce Produces Honey During Production Stop

While Rolls-Royce have put the brakes on car production amidst the pandemic, they've shifted the focus to another production line — their apiary.

Faroe Islands Remote Tourism

Explore the Faroe Islands Virtually Through the Eyes of a Local

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and global travel restrictions, the Faroe Islands tourism board opened a new frontier of virtual tourism to allow visitors to see the archipelago until they could safely travel.

Balcony Art Gallery

Berlin Creatives Turn Balconies Into Art Galleries

During the COVID-19 lockdown period, a group of Berlin creatives decided to transform several balconies into art galleries.

Car-Free Cities

The Post-Pandemic City Will Be Car-Free

While lockdown and social distancing has awoken a passion for walking, running and cycling and decreased car use in the city, plans to keep cars off the streets and devote more space to people have emerged.

This Summer’s Holiday Destination Are Our Streets

The Vakantiestraat (Vacation Street) initiative promotes the streets in our neighbourhood as this summer’s holiday destination.

Hope for Health

Boarded-Up Storefronts in Austin Become Canvasses for Artists

The Hope for Health initiative brought 40 artists together to brighten up the boarded-up storefronts in Austin and spread messages of hope during the coronavirus lockdown.