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The Pandemic Pivot Podcast: How Coronavirus Might Shape Our City

This self portrait was taken by Ian Patzke in 2019.
This self portrait was taken by Ian Patzke in 2019.
Diseases can shape and shift cities. What mark will the coronavirus leave in its wake? What twists and turns will we take? Will COVID-19 gouge ugly pockmarks deep into our urban landscapes? Like, will people be too afraid to go to public parks or use public transit, scarred for life with visions of spikey-ball germs dancing in their heads? Or will the exact opposite totally happen? There’s reason to be optimistic. In a new episode of KPBS' pop-up podcast series about how we’re all keeping connected through COVID-19 isolation, a story about Ian Patzke, a San Diego architectural photographer who’s creating community by leading online conversations with local urbanists, architects, designers and others who’ve shaped our city. Plus, former San Diego city planner Bill Fulton gives us some context and thoughts about how disease has shaped cities in the past and how it might shape cities in the future. Follow Ian Patzke: https://www.instagram.com/ian.patzke/ Read Bill Fulton's series: https://kinder.rice.edu/urbanedge/2020/03/26/what-our-cities-will-look-after-coronavirus-pandemic By the way, if you want to join the conversation and share a story of hope, resilience, creativity through COVID-19, or you just need to vent, text or call (619) 452-0228. More than ever, we want to hear your voice. This Pandemic Pivot pop-up podcast is written, produced and hosted by me, Kinsee Morlan. It’s edited by Alisa Barba. Emily Jankowski is the master of sound design. Lisa Morissette is operations manager. And John Decker is director of programming. Thanks for listening

Diseases can shape and shift cities.

What mark will the coronavirus leave in its wake? What twists and turns will we take?

Will COVID-19 gouge ugly pockmarks deep into our urban landscapes?

Like, will people be too afraid to go to public parks or use public transit, scarred for life with visions of spikey-ball germs dancing in their heads? Or will the exact opposite happen?

In a new episode of KPBS' pop-up podcast series about how we’re all keeping connected through COVID-19 isolation, we've got a story about Ian Patzke, a San Diego architectural photographer who’s creating community by leading online conversations with local urbanists, architects, designers and others who’ve shaped our city.

Plus, former San Diego city planner Bill Fulton gives us some context and thoughts about how disease has shaped cities in the past and how it might shape cities in the future.

If you want to join the conversation and share a story of hope, resilience and creativity through COVID-19, or you just need to vent, text or call 619-452-0228, let us know your thoughts. More than ever, we want to hear your voice.