In covid-19, Indian cities finally have a chance to reform themselves3 min read . Updated: 15 Sep 2021, 01:15 PM IST
- Remote work is pushing city-dwellers towards the suburbs into more spacious houses, even as once-betrayed migrant workers return to seek integration again. By exposing the vulnerability and inequity of city life, the pandemic demands a rethink of urban spaces—with more inclusivity and resilience
For 18 months, India’s most promising urban centres have been hotbeds of the devastation caused by the covid-19 pandemic. City-dwellers were caught off-guard: dense infection-prone settlements and pitiful health facilities, migrant exoduses and fragile social security nets, all laid bare grim realities. Can Indian cities, as in past pandemics, take the lessons?
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