Overcoming Vulnerability and Restoring Social Justice in Community and Re-designing Cities by Introducing Social Distancing Principle
Many countries are promoting physical distance to fight COVID-19. However, it has created problems such as divide and disparity between families, professions and local communities, revealing the vulnerability of cities and societies to infectious disease control. This project analyzes the impact of physical social distance on individuals and society by using data on geography, residence, space use, economics, and environment, as well as big data on people's behavioral changes based on location information. In addition, we will develop methods for assessing the vulnerability and social justice of cities and communities from the perspective of quality of life (QOL), including accessibility of livelihoods and medical care, while comparing them with those of other countries, and we will examine the methods of social distancing and urban space redesigning that take into account ethical, legal and social issues.
・Key words： COVID-19, Social Distancing, Lifestyle, Quality of Life, Urban Design
・R&D Period： September 2020 - March 2022 (in progress)
・Grant Number： JPMJRX20J6
Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Sustainable Development and Global Smart Cities, Chubu University