The pandemic holds lessons that should spur us to reshape our urban agglomerations into spaces where everyone can thrive.
Covid has overturned our economy and society—and cities and urbanization have taken a lot of the blame. Many have suggested that cities failed to provide for their most vulnerable residents during this period, especially millions of migrants. Some have even heralded the ‘end of cities’ altogether. Before covid, 25-30 Indians migrated to cities every minute. The pandemic has triggered an unprecedented reverse migration back to rural areas.
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