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Reimagining Public Spaces and Built Environments in the Post-Pandemic World

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Title: Reimagining Public Spaces and Built Environments in the Post-Pandemic World
Subject Classification: Built Environment, Sustainability, Arts, COVID-19
BIC Classification: AM, RP, RN
BISAC Classification: POL002000, POL026000, ARC010000
Binding: Hardback, pp.(to be confirmed)
Planned Publication date: September 2023
ISBN (printed book): 978-1-80441-052-3
ISBN (web pdf): 978-1-80441-053-0

Price: £79.99

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This book considers the implications of the emerging post-pandemic reality for public space and the built environment. It addresses changes to our cities, parks, neighborhoods, transportation modes, schools, streetscapes, cultural spaces, and engineering systems present in each of these. The chapters’ broad topics include public space and the built environment; tactical urbanism and temporality; designing built environments and hybrid remote spaces; engaging community and participation; connection with nature for mental health and wellness; the future of post pandemic space; and disaster preparedness. Recurring themes are design flexibility, repurposed cities, building standards, virtual connectedness, environmental vigilance, refocus on wellness and green space, gender perspectives, and community organization. It will be an important reference work for researchers, students and practitioners.


Editors: Paul Messinger is Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Alberta, Alberta Business School, Canada, and Past Chair of the Service Science Section of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Kishwar Habib is Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta and an architect with Reimagine Architects in Canada.


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