The Intra-Covid Renaissance: Envisioning Resilient Urban Neighbour- 'Wood'

B. Okundaye, U. O. Aigbe, G. Ogbolu, P. Tzortzopoulos, Y. Gao

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The focus of this study is on the influence of urban 'woods' on people's quality of life in disadvantaged neighbourhoods investigated via the lens of architecture in a Sub-Saharan metropolis. The new intra-Covid Urban Agenda acknowledges that current urban and state-wide resilience management plans, policies, and practices of neighbourhood are failing. While the architectural sector - tasked with enhancing people's quality of life, must promote more environmentally sustainable approaches to human-made surroundings, its design, and its management. The increasing attention on people's health and well-being in human-made surroundings, as the intra-covid renaissance of a new age unfolds, calls into question the role of society's environmental relationships. The study explicates ecologic, epidemiologic, and psychologic engaging scenarios. A city's environment redesigned as Eco-equitable Community Absorbent Spaces (ECaS) can foster neighbourhoods with economic, mental, and physical cohesion - that in part encourage habitat disaster risk reduction and the health of the citizenry, when inclusive of all stakeholders' ambition.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022046
Number of pages17
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number2
Early online date7 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2022
EventInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction World Building Congress 2022 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 27 Jun 202230 Jun 2022

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