Print ISSN: 2617-9547

Online ISSN: 2617-9555

Author : Boumaraf, Hocine


COVID-19 and Public Spaces: Improving Quality and Resilience for Healthier Places Case Study Liberty Square in Biskra

Hocine Boumaraf; Faiza DAHMOUCHE; Louisa Amireche

The Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning, 2022, Volume 21, Issue 2, Pages 116-125
DOI: 10.36041/iqjap.2022.133370.1037

The current Covid-19 pandemic has interested the world, changing habits and use of places. During the lockdown period, public spaces became empty, and new urban landscapes replaced the previous ones, transforming the private into the public. Children, young and elderly people were those who mainly had problems: to them, real life was negated at the time of their life, which is more critical reopening all public spaces once again allowed social interactions “in the presence”, although with respect for physical distancing, confirming the importance of these places for all. Safe urban public spaces are essential due to their public health implications, especially during the COVID-19 epidemic. Considering the risks of virus transmission calls for thinking about how these urban spaces are designed. This work, therefore, looks at how to reconsider the design of urban landscape elements to control the transmission dynamics of COVID-19.