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Future- which future?
Rarely was the desire to know the future bigger than amidst this pandemic. But the future remains shrouded in doubt and uncertainty, the future of cities included. Predictions for 2020 would have failed to foresee the aftermath of George Floyd's death, and even less that a virus would bring New York to its knees. Since then predicting anything has become even more precarious.
"Normal" has evaporated
There is little chance that life can return to "normal" as if nothing had happened. Too much was upended for an entire year , including the unfathomable half million neighbors, friends colleagues and family members who perished from COVID before our eyes. Trauma and new habits ensure that the old "normal" has vanished, doesn't exist....READ FULL ARTICLE HERE