Urban Effects of Lockdown - a UDG Coalition Conversation
We're launching a new series of online events - UDG Coalition Conversations - an informal forum where built environment professionals can come together to share ideas and thoughts on how to tackle the most pressing crises facing towns and cities.
The first Coalition Conversation will explore the urban effects of lockdown on our towns and cities and those of us who live in them. What have we learned about housing design and the way we should design streets and communities? What effects has lockdown had on our health and happiness, what lessons do we need to learn, and how should we design cities to better protect society going forward?
We will hear from leading experts around key themes, and then the floor is yours, what are your thoughts and reflections - let’s test ideas and develop solutions together for the good of urban environments.
Katja Stille Chair of UDG, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design
A few words from our incoming Chair to introduce the series and outline her hopes for the next two years as she leads the UDG into a post Covid future.
Urban Effects of Lockdown
Convened and chaired by:
Christopher Martin Treasurer of UDG, Urban Movement
HOME COMFORTS DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
Matthew Carmona Place Alliance
The key findings of a national survey of 2,500 households (representing 7,200 people) aimed at understanding how well or how poorly the design of our homes and their immediate neighbourhoods supported us during the period of coronavirus lockdown
CO-LIVING + HOUSING
Frances Wright Head of Community Partnering + Neil Murphy Director at TOWN
Discussing the experience of lockdown within housing projects
TRANSPORT + LOW-TRAFFIC NEIGHBOURHOODS
Rachel Aldred University of Westminster
Examining the impacts of transport projects in creating healthier streets for active travel and community cohesion
MENTAL HEALTH + WELLBEING
Karen Wetherall University of Glasgow
Mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: longitudinal analyses of adults in the UK COVID-19 Mental Health & Wellbeing study
Prof Zongbo Shi University of Birmingham, Professor of Atmospheric Biogeochemistry
Discussing the abrupt but smaller than expected changes in surface air quality attributable to COVID-19 lockdowns in global cities