In February 2020, it became apparent that the Covid-19 virus would not remain confined to its origins and was quickly on track to become a global pandemic. Very soon thereafter, the world  officially entered pandemic status and since then, the relationships between public health, architecture, and urban design has been increasingly discussed, with an emphasis on understanding of how deeply intertwined they are yet how unmerged they remain in practice.

Historically, architecture and urban design have been known to be used as tools that aided in the segregation and marginalization of many urban landscapes. Amidst the ongoing pandemic, social disparities caused by poor urban planning and design have been painfully obvious as communities of color suffer a disproportionate impact of Covid-19.