Urban Designer’s Response to a Pandemic

Identifying gaps, assisting decision-making, and summarizing park design strategies during the COVID pandemic

Urban Design Response to Pandemic


Project Details

Funding: Provided by Drachman Institute

Where: Arizona

Project Overview

This study examines the relationship between people’s perceptions of park uses during COVID-19 pandemic, and how built environment and socioeconomic characteristics affect these perceptions in cities in Arizona. Research outcomes include an online interactive vulnerability index map/toolkit that helps identify gaps and assists decision-making, as well as a handbook that summarizes park design strategies and best practices. Using big data analytics, we will compare park uses and perceptions before and after Arizona Governor Ducey’s stay-at-home order.

Project Outcomes and Recommendations

Online interactive vulnerability index map/toolkit and handbooks.

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