This morning I made a presentation to the Phoenix Group, a gathering of real estate professionals, some of whom have been meeting almost every week since 1983. While previous speakers have addressed some of the market impacts of COVID-19, since I am an architect and planner, I was invited to focus on some of the potential planning implications of the pandemic, at the scale of the city, neighbourhood, individual buildings and suites.
While the reality is that none of us really know what's going to happen, we can learn from past pandemics that altered the design of our cities and homes. This presentation looks at some of these changes, and shares the views of the City of Vancouver and others, on what might happen in our region.
Here is a link to my presentation. Feel free to share as you see fit!