COVID and the home: The emergence of new urban home life practised under pandemic-imposed restrictions

Erfani, Goran and Bahrami, Bakhtiar (2022) COVID and the home: The emergence of new urban home life practised under pandemic-imposed restrictions. Cities & Health. ISSN 2374-8834 (In Press)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2022.2029241

Abstract

The recent pandemic-induced change has profoundly transformed our lifestyle and normal chores of everyday life. We discuss the dramatic changes in home-dwellers life during/after the COVID-19 outbreak in UK urban settlements and the implications for public health and urban planning practice. The discussions indicate the emergence and influence of new urban home life practiced during the restrictions. This fact requires the implementation of integrated planning and regeneration policies permitting housing (re)development that offer minimum spatial qualities and resilience for all home-life activities and residential communities. This should include fostering economic incentives for housing renewal providing direct access to open spaces.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID, home-life activities, public health, wellbeing, housing development, open spaces.
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2022 11:56
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2022 11:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/48175

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