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 number of people using public transport also fell, 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?
Infrastructure Intelligence have partnered with BECG for a series of free virtual roundtables, webinars, and interviews which will bring the infrastructure community together to share and learn from their experiences and to focus on what a successful future should look like for the sector.
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