London — As with earlier pandemics, the coronavirus is the dark side of a highly productive, urbanised, interconnected and increasingly prosperous world. Yet urbanisation has persisted, in spite of all the problems it creates, including pollution, disease and high living costs.

Now, some commentators have begun to wonder if the coronavirus and lockdowns employed to suppress it will mean profound changes in transportation and living patterns...

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