Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Planning cities for pandemics: review of urban and transport planning lessons from COVID-19
Authors: Monteiro, João 
Sousa, Nuno 
Pais, Filipe 
Coutinho-Rodrigues, João 
Natividade-Jesus, Eduardo 
Keywords: COVID-1; town & city planning; transport planning; UN SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities; UN SDG 3: Good health and well-being
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: ICE Publishing Ltd.
Project: Prémios Semente I&D Santander - Universidade de Coimbra 
Serial title, monograph or event: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer
Volume: 176
Issue: 3
Abstract: For the past few years, the world has been facing one of the worst pandemics of modern times. The COVID-19 outbreak joined a long list of infectious diseases that turned pandemic, and it will most likely leave scars and change how humans live, plan and manage urban space and its infrastructures. Many fields of science were called into action to mitigate the impacts of this pandemic, including spatial and transport planning. Given the large number of papers recently published in these research areas, it is time to carry out an overview of the knowledge produced, and synthesising, systematising and critically analysing it. This paper aims to review how the urban layout, accessibility and mobility influence the spread of a virus in an urban environment and what solutions exist or have been proposed to create a more effective and less intrusive response to pandemics. This review is split into two avenues of research: spatial planning and transport planning, including the direct and indirect impact on the environment and sustainability.
ISSN: 0965-0903
DOI: 10.1680/jmuen.22.00030
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I&D CITTA - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
Pandemics_MUEN_postprint.pdf656.69 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on Jun 12, 2024


checked on Jun 12, 2024

Google ScholarTM




This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons