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The Covid-19 pandemic may or may not lead to a new world.

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Richard Hassell, co-founder of Woha Architects.

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Commuters in New York subway train with their masks on.

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(Left) Dr Lyle Fearnley, assistant professor at SUTDHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences. (Right) Dr. Nirmal Kishnani, associate professor and programme director at NUS School of Design and Environment.

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View of an empty Grand Canal in Venice.

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An empty street in Stockholm.

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All quiet at Merlion Park.

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An empty Marina Bay area.

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The usually crowded Apple store is now quiet.

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(Left) Professor Benjamin Horton, acting chair of NTU’s Asian School of the Environment. (Center) Professor Yeo Kang Shua, associate head of architecture and sustainable design pillar at SUTD. (Right) Dr Hossein Rezai, founder of Web Structures.

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A man crossing an empty street in the CBD.

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A shopper walking past the Prada store at Ion Orchard.

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The India Gate war memorial is pictured after air pollution levels started to drop.

A New World

How will the planet and our urban environment look when the Covid-19 pandemic is over?
Apr 24, 2020 5:50 AM

IF YOU WERE to ask Mother Nature how she celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Apr 22, she might say that it was a quieter party compared to previous years. There were fewer humans on the streets, more wildlife roaming, the skies were clearer, she could breathe easier and the waters

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