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English Title

EFFECT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN THE URBAN PUBLIC SPACE: A SOCIO-SPATIAL STUDY IN THE CITY OF TRIPOLI TO RESPOND TO THE HUMAN BEHAVIOR NEEDS

Keywords

Covid-19, Urban space, Human behavior, Green space, Social distance.

Disciplines

Architecture

Abstract

Pandemics have always shaped cities and covid-19 is one of them. It has had a direct effect on the foundation of urban planning and the participation of people in public spaces. This study is aiming to analyze the effects of covid-19 on cities and urban public spaces. Also, to respond to human behavior and their needs. During the pandemic, observations and an online survey questionnaire were conducted from 1 to 10 January 2021. With the information collected from 130 Residents of Tripoli during the pandemic, the results indicated that there were changes in human behavior in the urban public space. Behavioral changes related to the need are an increase in people walking to green and urban spaces, cycling in order to reduce the stress level and improving physical, psychological and mental health. This paper emphasizes the critical role of the green spaces and sidewalks for Tripoli to improve a safe and healthier space for its inhabitants. The present study examines the changes to inform urban planning and design in a post-COVID world to deal with the pandemic considering the economy of countries and the time to manage to build a safe and healthier environment. This paper heads to the urban planners and designers to rethink when designing any spaces to a safe, and flexible environment for any future pandemic.

ISSN

2664-9446

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Architecture Commons

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