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Jill Robertson on How the Pandemic Influences Design

June 3, 2021

Jill Robertson, DIALOG Partner, shares her insights into how design will be influenced by the pandemic in the June 2021 edition of Edify Magazine.

“….I think the big takeaway from this pandemic is the role of design in supporting mental health, especially with exterior public realm design. Last spring, we saw this mass exodus of people outdoors, because we couldn’t gather indoors,” says Robertson. “Winter patios, the art installations that are downtown right now — all of these things help people get out, get connected, socialize, focus on their mental health and not see climate as a deterrent to being able to do those things.” 

Read the full article here.



Photograph by Ryan Parker