|Wednesday, June 24|
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected our daily lives in more ways than one, including our daily work, our research and this whole conference. As it stands, the number of articles, videos, podcasts, webpages and various hot takes produced in the last months to discuss the prospective changes brought for by the pandemic might rival the popularity of funny cats video on the Internet. Beyond these discussions, whose validity will be tested with empirical data, wed like to take a step back to reflect on what we can learn from the Covid-19 pandemic in the field of person-environment research. You are invited to participate in one of the seven thematic forums and share your ideas on promising avenues for relevant person-environment research. The themes are a means to get the discussion started: they are not in any way restrictive.
Urban synchrony and proximity: Mobility and travel when pathogens go viral
* Michael Doyle, Université Laval, Canada
What are we learning from having to quickly re- and de-synchronize, to speed up and slow down, to question encounter and avoidance in our daily travel? What has become (im)possible for the ways we move around the city that several months ago would have been unthinkable? How could this change the way we think about synchrony and proximity in urban mobility?