It’s been an arduous year, to say the least. By March, the arrival of COVID-19 had shuttered us in our homes, and the following months were marked by economic fallout, mass protests against police brutality, natural disasters, and political turmoil. As the year unfolded, we turned to experts to shed light on how home design, urban planning, and housing policy can both shelter us from the storm and better protect our communities’ most vulnerable populations. The lasting effects of 2020 still remain to be seen, but these stories highlight our capacity to adapt under immense pressure—and the necessity of a united front across different industries to address the changing times.
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