On the relationships between COVID-19 and extended urbanization

Creighton CONNOLLY*, S. Harris ALI, Roger KEIL

*Corresponding author for this work

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This commentary focuses on the relationship between extensive forms of urbanization and emerging infectious disease, using empirical examples from the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, it examines the role of shifting urban-ecological relationships, infrastructures, and governance dynamics in both giving rise to, and mitigating, the impact of infectious disease outbreaks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalDialogues in Human Geography
Issue number2
Early online date15 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes

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  • COVID-19
  • extended urbanization
  • governance
  • infectious disease
  • infrastructure


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