Call for Action!
The COVID-19 crisis has brought to the forefront the shortcomings of metropolises and megacities across India. In densely populated cities, as city administrations struggle to adapt to social distancing norms, the dynamics of urban life have had to be reimagined, albeit temporarily. As a result, we’ve seen conventional ways of living and socialising transformed drastically over a period of just a few months. More important, the way in which we design our cities points to a larger problem of planning. How can we plan our cities to be resilient and respond more effectively to current and future crises? Shouldn’t we address the physical, economic, social and environmental needs of the cities as well as the people? Can we rebuild and rework within such interventions within our existing eco