Maciej Kowalewski

Affiliation: 
Institute of Sociology, University of Szczecin, Poland
Discussion – Key Debates, Viewpoints & Interviews

Living – Cities in Lockdown: A Few Comments on Urban Decline and Revival under the Covid-19 Pandemic

2020, issue 45, Maciej Kowalewski: Writing about possible changes ‘after the epidemic’ shows not only optimism but maybe excessive certainty. How will it end? After all, we do not have any direct observations yet (as we mostly have to rely on secondary data), and we do not see a clear ‘end point’. The favourite topics of urban sociology are collective practices and urban space. But when almost all practices in public space are limited or forbidden, these topics change radically, and all ‘interesting’ topics are suspended.

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