Diseases and Urban Space with Sara Carr
Episode 96 - August 2, 2022
Sara Carr (Northeastern University) joins the Infectious Historians for a conversation about her work on redesigning urban space in response to a pandemic. The discussion begins with a survey of the major changes in urban landscapes in the US over the past two centuries. Sara presents the epidemics she covers – ranging from cholera to urban blight – and talks about the speed in which changes might be expected to occur. The differential impact of diseases among class and residency status comes up in several contexts, and Sara discusses what changes might happen in urban space as a result of the Covid pandemic.
Assistant Professor, College of Arts, Media and Design, Northeastern University