Pandemic: How Infectious Diseases Affect Cities and Urban Planning
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In this presentation, we explore how deadly diseases have impacted cities and affected urban planning. We discuss how urbanization contributes to pandemics and how diseases like the bubonic plague, Spanish influenza, and SARS changed how cities operate. Our team will review how hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare projects can decrease risks to patients and healthcare workers. Finally, we will examine how sustainable development may help decrease pandemic risks for future global catastrophes.
- Review the worst diseases throughout history that have impacted cities and examine their destructive impacts on inhabitants
- Discuss how urbanization contributes to pandemics and what city planners can do to mitigate risks to inhabitants
- Identify ways healthcare projects can help minimize the spread of diseases and decrease infection rates for patients and healthcare workers
- Explore how sustainable development may help decrease pandemic risks