THIS FRIDAY: Book now for Future of Cities webinar

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The Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events continues on Friday 26 February 2021 with a webinar looking at the future of cities in a post-Covid world. 

A top line of panellists has been sectured for this Future of Cities event, including some key experts on city and town planning, placemaking and also the digital sector to add a perspective on how technology and increasing digital transformation will shape the future of our post-pandemic cities. 

In just a few short months the Covid-19 pandemic dramatically changed city life. Millions of office workers quickly shifted to working from home, city centre footfall plummeted and sales in the retail and hospitality industries fell dramatically – putting millions of local service jobs at risk. The character of city life changed overnight and successive lockdowns have made recovery challenging.

The number of people using public transport has also fallen, causing financial problems for city transport authorities. The ease that many people have found working from home and continuing worries about the safety of public transport and busy city centres have prompted many commentators to question the future of cities in a post-Covid world.

So, what does the future hold for cities and the people living and working in them? And, crucially, what does this mean for a construction and infrastructure sector that plans and designs them? Will cities ever be the same again? Is the city as we have known it a thing of the past or will they return to something approaching normality? What does a potential move away from city living and working mean for towns and villages? And could we see a renaisance in those areas?

Find out the answers to these questions and also discover the latest thinking on how cities will be planned, designed and lived in as we face up to a post-Covid world by attending this webinar, which is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

The future of cities 
Friday 26 February 2021 at 11am

Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Stephen O’Malley, Founding Director, Civic Engineers
Julia Thomson, Smart Cities Policy Lead, Greater London Authority
Andrew Jones, Cities Programme Leader, AECOM
Hannah Vickers, Chief Executive, Association for Consultancy and Engineering
Geoff McGrath, Managing Director, CK Delta
Jamie Gordon, Director - Infrastructure and Energy, BECG

Click here to book a place on this webinar.

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

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