Cities & Covid-19 Project | TAU Research Center for Cities and Urbanism | Tel Aviv University

During the transition from the year 2019 to the year 2020, the world was introduced to a new virus that commenced affecting its cities and the people residing in them.

March 11th 2020 marked the day that the WHO declared the world is coping with a pandemic.

Covid-19, the virus causing this pandemic, has spread extensively from Wuhan, China to cities like New York, Madrid, Moscow and Bergamo.

Cities are complex systems[1], and the entrance of an uninvited virus adds to their unpredictable, dynamic nature.

Some cities were put under lockdown, restricting the movement and economic activities of their citizens, while others did not wish interfering with the natural flow of urban life, imposing minimal limitations.

While cities around the world are adapting to the life alongside Covid-19, this unusual situation creates a fertile ground for contemplation about urban living during a pandemic and its aftermath.

TAU City Center invites students across the globe to share their thoughts and impressions on how their city has been affected by and coped with Covid-19.

This Project aims to display different perspectives reagrding urban living during the Covid-19 pandemic.