For many observers Covid-19 has vindicating the view that cities are unhealthy doomed places. Dense urban centers, they insist, will be abandoned for sensible suburban and rural alternatives. Downtown office towers have already depopulated as companies switch – permanently – to telecommuting. Restaurants, bars, hotels, and public accommodations of all kinds will continue to founder as business and tourist travel never returns to previous levels. Tax revenue will plummet. Already functionally insolvent city governments will go bankrupt. Et cetera.