A New Normal? Not Yet…

Dining in Public Space, Italy, 2008

My efforts to document city change over the past several years can suggest this pandemic season does not look much different than what came before. These images are a lesson learned. Any “new normal” must go deeper than dining outside in public space (visible above in 2008 in Italy), more bike lanes, public art, or other band-aids that mask the challenges of a longer view.