|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.
Life cycles and the city in an era of pandemic
* Juan Torres, Université de Montréal, Canada
What has the pandemic revealed as new sources of inequities or inequalities in uses of space? What have we learned from history so far? Which vulnerable populations could benefit from the attention of researchers, designers and educators?