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I think it goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives and the way we live. From triggering worldwide public health and economic crises, shifting our work and schooling online, and to questioning how our systems function to support those living in it. The pandemic has hit major cities like Wuhan, Milan, New York City, Madrid, and countless others around the world. Here’s my attempt at analyzing three main ideas in trying to understand the factors behind this epidemic:

  1. how density has affected the spread of the virus,
  2. how our city layouts and systems make different communities more or less vulnerable to the…