Confinements, teleworking, distancing measures, travel restrictions… all these measures, painful for everyone, were experienced differently depending on the place of residence.
And unquestionably less well by the inhabitants of the cities than those of the countryside. Numerous reports have punctuated the entire Covid crisis revealing city dwellers who, tired of their too small apartment and their too mineral neighborhood, were leaving the city to go green. Epiphenomenon or real underlying trend? many real estate players report greater pressure on rural markets, to be monitored over time.
But, by choice or by constraint, not all city dwellers have left the city. A large majority have adapted, also bringing out new uses in the private sphere (adaptation of housing), as well as in the public space (local sports practices, changes in modes of travel, etc.).
On the urban planning side, the have organized themselves in an emergency (corona-tracks for the cities, gymnasiums transformed into a vaccination center, etc.) and are emerging jostled from a crisis which has shaken certainties, such as those of the merits of density, of the single functionality of the dwellings…