, Assistant Professor of Growth and Structure of Cities, splits her time between the U.S. and Italy. In a post on Platform, Lee and her partner, Andrea Borghini, chronicle what life has been like for their family in Italy as they quarantine with their child and Borghini's parents in the town of Viareggio.
From the post:
"Very quickly we, like everyone, were forced to change intimate habits and structural patterns. In the span of a week, the public spaces of Italian cities and towns emptied out. The laughter of children in playgrounds, the swish of soccer balls, the clinks of food service, the loud banter of pedestrians, the traffic of cars, scooters, bicycles, and buses all went silent. They were replaced by the rumble of trucks spraying disinfectant, the sirens of police patrols and ambulances, and the beat of helicopters transporting people and goods."
Read the full post on Platform.