Suburbs and areas outside of city centres have primarily been places where we have chosen to live, and then gravitate towards the city for work and pleasure. When the coronavirus broke out in Sweden, our day-to-day lives were turned upside down. All of a sudden, we were to spend the majority of our time in the area where we live. Work, lunch, and physical activity now take place in or near our homes.
This is a change that we were already heading towards, but which has been accelerated due to the need for increased social distancing. This has come with some positives, such as relieving pressure on public transport, enjoying more free time, and breathing new life into our local areas.