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The Pandemic is a Portal: The Outdoors

Social distancing has disrupted one of the strongest trends in design—the prioritization of common areas and public spaces. Recent research has shown strong connections between outdoor space and human wellbeing. Meanwhile, the smart cities movement has opened up new possibilities for our streets, plazas, and parks. As we look past COVID-19 and towards the reopening of our cities, how can we leverage design and technology to ensure the vitality of outdoor and public spaces? Watch this truly engaging discussion amongst top design and health experts. Watch Now >>

  • Kinder Baumgardner, Managing Principal, Houston, SWA Group
  • Roberto Rovira, Chair of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design, FIU
  • Sara L. Warber, MD, Clinical Professor Emerita, Family Medicine University of Michigan
  • Kirt Martin, Chief Creative Officer, Landscape Forms
  • Hosted by Avinash Rajagopal, Editor in Chief of Metropolis