Before 2020, cities ruled. They were epicenters of economy and culture, hubs of travel, the nerve centers of politics and social change.But then the virus emptied city streets, taking lives and decimating economies in major cities like New York, Madrid, and Milan. Early on, New York became the tragic ground zero of the outbreak in the U.S., and one of the liveliest cities in the world suddenly became deathly quiet. Paris, still reeling from terrorism, protests and the inferno of its beloved Notre Dame, shut down.As the pandemic continues, with the promising gradual dispersement of a vaccine, the things that make cities great may have changed, and taken on a new perspective. We are rethinking urban landscapes, and have new appreciation for aspects of life like clean air, nature, community and small, local businesses.
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