Pandemic-resilient city planning: Wellness, technology play crucial roles

Kimen Group's Jervois Mansion is designed for a "post-Covid lifestyle", says the developer.
Kimen Group's Jervois Mansion is designed for a "post-Covid lifestyle", says the developer.PHOTO: KIMEN GROUP

SINGAPORE - The Covid-19 pandemic, which has threatened cities, communities and national economies, has sent urban planners and architects back to the drawing board.

A radical rethink of designing for the new normal is needed, so that communities in high-density metropolises are better prepared should a similar global disruption strike again.

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