Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, major cities were seeing a rise in families and young people moving to suburbs and smaller urban areas. Since the start of the pandemic, urban studies researchers have noticed this trend increasing.
In the first two installments of this three-part essay for Bloomberg CityLab, Professor Richard Florida explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cities and what it will mean for cities in the future.
In his final installment, Richard Florida examines the trends of movement in and out of cities before and during the pandemic. Ultimately, he sees the pandemic and the recent increase in protests for racial justice as an opportunity for cities to become more equitable and resilient.
Read the story here.