Is Sprawl an Effective Solution for Pandemics?

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Is Sprawl an Effective Solution for Pandemics?

Dave @ Building Bull City
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If density was the problem, then Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea would have far more cases and deaths than at present. Absent progressive action to identify and isolate cases, density can certainly exacerbate the spread as seen in NYC. But it can also facilitate rapid mobilization of resources as shown in those other places. Time will tell if they can stay on top of the spread but any analysis saying density is dead is premature.
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Dave @ Building Bull City
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Agreed. I hope the masses understand this.

I worry because density is a factor and the general public doesn't really do nuance and tradeoffs, so if the narrative continues to center around density, we could see some bad policies in various places.

I can almost guarantee this will be another tool in the NIMBY toolbox. I can't wait to hear it referenced in my neighborhood listserv.