(S3E6) Taking it to the streets

City streets, the living rooms of urban people, reflect the major changes to our cities and urban lives as much as any other spectacle of the pandemic. Small businesses, arts and culture sector workers, and activists have suffered compounding disasters. From major protest movements, conducted differently; to new moves to safeguard, and to shutter, and then to reopen in new configurations, small businesses and main streets; to the arts and culture sector, their work almost completely curtailed, forced to generate new strategies to continue to promote the role of all kinds of creativity in the effort to hold our streets together and channel human inspiration. What will become of our streets and street life in the post-pandemic context? What can we do to keep the public in public spaces, without sacrificing health and safety? 

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