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Issues THE CITY - April 2018

April Issue: The City

Dear Infected,

Spring is here, even if it doesn’t always feel like it. The cold no longer keeps us shuttered up in our homes, the streets of are once again filling with life. The parks become covered by picnic blankets. Tourists flock everywhere, locals now must avoid. Life in a city changes with the seasons, and this month we would like to reflect experience.

The modern city is a relatively recent development, with the most dramatic period of rapid urbanization taking place just in the 20th century. The next decade will see even more migration into urban centers, until 6 out every 10 people are living in an urbanized environment.

Every individual experiences their city differently. Cities can be both inspiring and suffocating, energizing and draining, supportive and crushing. As ever-taller buildings spring up around us, and urban centers expand their limits further outwards, cities have become where society develops. We are left with little choice but to confront the lifestyles, opportunities, and emotions they provoke, along with the consequences, whether positive or negative, of an increasingly-urbanized planet.

For April we ask inspired writers to tell stories and share ideas about “the city.” Whether you want to focus on historical migration patterns, urban technological planning, or poetic descriptions is up to you, all we ask is that you share it with the Pandemic community.

We look forward to hearing from you! Go ahead and click on one of the images below to start reading. 

The Pandemic Team