Spaces and scalarity of the present. Re-reading geographies in the Covid-19 pandemic

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Simonetta Armondi
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2021/98
Language Italian Pages 4 P. 67-70 File size 115 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2021-098011
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How has the impact of the coronavirus been inscribed in the bearing of the dominant pattern of urbanization that followed the last global financial crisis? The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the fragility of planetary urbanization, which nonetheless seems to have already ushered in a new phase of urban economic recomposition and restructuring. The article points out that the spatial dimension of the pandemic is an important research ground for urban and regional studies and for the definition of policy and planning tools because it calls attention to the rethinking of traditional institutional, economic, political boundaries, and powers. These considerations have deep echoes on possible actions, not only to cope with the emergency but to progressively reinvent some urbanization trajectories at the urban and regional scale.

Keywords: Covid-19; urban geography, urban policy

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Simonetta Armondi, Spazi e scale del presente. Rileggere le geografie nella pandemia di Covid-19 in "TERRITORIO" 98/2021, pp 67-70, DOI: 10.3280/TR2021-098011