Covid-19 and its impact on public urban space in the Netherlands: Ongoing trends and looking ahead

Covid-19 and its impact on public urban space in the Netherlands: Ongoing trends and looking ahead

This document aims to capture some of the ongoing trends and everyday life challenges in public space observed in Dutch cities since the Covid-19 pandemic hit.

We interviewed professionals from municipalities, research organizations, NGOs, and design and architecture agencies in the Netherlands, each part of the community of practice connected to the project ‘From Prevention to Resilience’. In these interviews, partners reflected on the various responses that have sprung up during one year of Covid-19 and how these may inform efforts to design better futures for our cities.