COVID-19: Realising a new future for cities

webinar - May 12, 2020 at 12pm - 1pm

Jacobs has researched how cities might re-open post-COVID-19 lockdowns and open up for a new future.

The research seeks the “silver linings” that come from this global epidemic and can assist cities, and urban areas come through the worst of this pandemic.

COVID-19 has quickened the pace of change that our cities have been facing and grappling with, and sometimes ignoring or deflecting, kicking the can down the road. That road is rapidly closing, and cities and nations need to chart a new path.

This webinar will:

  • Provide a summary of some of the key trends and issues that cities have had to address and what they can do to operate in a new way – looking at the city as a system.
  • Present live and evolving data on economies, sectors and travel patterns to inform the future of our cities.
  • Suggest some areas that are worthy of exploration in cities and nations that will have a potential catalytic effect on society as the world comes out of lockdown.

Watch the webinar recording here

About the presenters:

James Moore, Global Solution Director, Cities+Places Solutions, Jacobs (USA).

James has 30 years of technical and managerial experience and leadership in architecture, community planning, redevelopment consulting and urban design. With Jacobs, he is helping to lead and expand the company’s planning and urban design practice worldwide, with an emphasis on urban regeneration.

David Jones, Principal, Cities+Places Solutions, Jacobs (New Zealand).

David brings a depth of experience from working across both the public and private sectors for nearly 25-years. His skills and experience range from city positioning, placemaking, economic development, property development and Urban Regeneration over this time.

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