The Urbanist

The challenge of isolation

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4 June 2020

Episode 451

30 minutes

We look at how those living in high-density areas, or without any form of home at all, have gone about the tricky task of protecting their health during the coronavirus pandemic.

4 June 2020

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Chapter 1

7 minutes

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Chapter 1

Rio’s favelas

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We look at how much harder life has been in Rio’s high-density favelas during the coronavirus pandemic.

7 minutes

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Chapter 2

11 minutes

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Chapter 2

Homeless in the US

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Can clever repurposing after the pandemic hold the key to solving the US’s growing homelessness problem.

11 minutes

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Chapter 3

8 minutes

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Chapter 3

The nature and future of crowds

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We assess how public gatherings are set to be affected by this crisis, and what our cities can learn from previous editions of the Burning Man festival.

8 minutes

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