Analyses | Land, housing and infrastructure | 2020-06-20 | HKET

Envisioning the future of urban planning in a post-pandemic era



Looking back on the history, many cities changed their appearance by urban planning after plague to prevent the return of epidemics. One example was the expansion of Hong Kong’s official urban planning standards to incorporate guidelines on air ventilation for the purpose of improving wind penetration through the city fabric after the SARS outbreak in 2003. As a post-coronavirus prediction, three possible transformations in urban planning may take place.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.