By 2016, at least 1.7 billion were exposed to multiple days during which temperatures and humidity rose to levels at which even very healthy people found it debilitating to work outdoors, finds a new study of more than 13,000 cities.
Carlo Ratti and Richard Florida –
Far from rendering cities obsolete, the pandemic has unlocked an ever-broader potential for renaissance – what the economist Joseph Schumpeter famously called 'creative destruction' on an urban scale.
James Shulmeister –
Absolute temperatures are expected to rise more slowly in the tropics than in higher latitudes and polar regions, but the combination of heat and rising humidity will make life more challenging.
Robert Muggah and Ian Goldin –
The Covid-19 pandemic has fallen hardest not just on cities but on poorer, overcrowded neighborhoods. Could the pandemic lead to a more advanced and inclusive form of urbanism?