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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Bridging Urban Vulnerabilities: A Review of Pandemic Resilience Strategies in Informal Settlements through Urban and Architecture Interventions


Volume 42, Issue 3, May 2024, Pages 420–426

 Bridging Urban Vulnerabilities: A Review of Pandemic Resilience Strategies in Informal Settlements through Urban and Architecture Interventions

Jean M. Caldieron1

1 School of Architecture, Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Original language: English

Copyright © 2024 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This paper explores the intersection of informal settlements and pandemic resilience. The study emphasizes the historical context of pandemics and their correlation with urban design, highlighting the pivotal role of urban planning and architectural interventions in curtailing disease transmission. The methodology involves a systematic review of peer-reviewed literature from databases like PubMed, JSTOR, and Google Scholar, focusing on keywords related to informal settlements, urban interventions, architecture, and pandemics. The selected articles, primarily from 2020, undergo comparative analysis, leading to the development of a conceptual framework for pandemic resilience in informal settlements. Results from the literature review are presented in two sections: «Informal Settlements and Pandemics» and «Informal Settlements and COVID-19.» Findings underscore overcrowding, poor sanitation, and inadequate infrastructure as contributors to disease transmission. Case studies emphasize the significance of enhanced waste and water infrastructures, proper drainage, and improved housing design for pandemic prevention. Difficulties implementing public health guidelines, such as social distancing, in these settings are revealed. Additionally, digital connectivity disparities and multifactorial vulnerabilities of informal settlements to COVID-19 are explored. In conclusion, the study advocates for rethinking urban planning and architectural design to address vulnerabilities in informal settlements during pandemics, providing insights for post-pandemic urban remodeling, and emphasizing resilience in future health crises.

Author Keywords: informal settlements, COVID-19 impact, public health guidelines, pandemic resilience, architectural interventions.


How to Cite this Article


Jean M. Caldieron, “Bridging Urban Vulnerabilities: A Review of Pandemic Resilience Strategies in Informal Settlements through Urban and Architecture Interventions,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 420–426, May 2024.