The Urbanist

Cities in quarantine

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12 March 2020

Episode 439

30 minutes


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We discuss the impact that quarantines can have on cities and what lessons city planners can learn when an outbreak causes borders to close.

12 March 2020

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Chapter 1

The latest from Milan & Hong Kong

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We get reports from the ground on the changing nature of city life in Milan and Hong Kong.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

How plague shaped London

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Professor Vanessa Harding from Birkbeck University joins us to discuss how the pandemics of the past have shaped London.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

What cities can learn from an outbreak

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Michele Acuto, director of the Connected Cities Lab at the University of Melbourne, discusses lessons we can learn from outbreaks and quarantines and how these will impact city planning in the future.

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