ASU Professor: Social Distancing Raises Questions About Approach To Sustainable Cities

Published: Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 2:18pm
Updated: Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 2:22pm
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Whether the outcome is good or bad, this social distancing and self-quarantining we’re all trying to figure out will change us for good. That's what Mark Roseland, a senior sustainability scientist at ASU’s School of Community Resources and Development, asserts at least.

In a new piece for Medium, he thinks through the long-term effects on the idea of sustainable cities if climate change leads to more pandemics like the COVID-19 one the world is currently experiencing. How can our increasingly urbanized cities survive social distancing?

The Show spoke with Roseland about how climate change and the new coronavirus pandemic may be related.

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