Builders and developers must now balance the call for sustainability and climate change with new health safety measures as a result of COVID-19. The landscape of urban centers, including residential and commercial buildings, will need to incorporate evidence-based solutions that address and promote public health safety. Procedures that facilitate social distancing and minimize contact with shared surfaces will be the new norm to minimize COVID-19 transmission. Will this mark the end of higher "density" development? Or can better planning achieve multiple goals?
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