Cities and Urbanization

No, COVID-19 won’t kill our cities. Here’s why

People wearing face masks walk on the street, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Mexico City, Mexico.

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on cities across the world. Image: REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

John Rennie Short
Professor, School of Public Policy at University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Michael J. Orlando
Lecturer, Finance and Politics, Global Energy Management Program, University of Colorado Denver
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