The Landscape for Cities is Shifting

Cities are the center of economic growth, social progress and innovation. COVID-19 will have long-lasting impacts on our communities, with the immediacy of the crisis still being felt right now. Cities throughout time have faced challenges, vast changes and civil strife, but our future—much like our past—will be urban. In 2020, and now in 2021, the presence of the novel coronavirus disrupted and threatened the lives of individuals, families, and vulnerable populations by exacerbating economic, health and social crises across America’s communities.