As we reach the end of another lockdown in the UK, cue another debate about the future of cities. Some commentators predict the demise of cities in favour of suburban centres and smaller towns. While others think a correction in land values, house prices, and commercial rents could lead to a new golden age for the city.
Local planning has to be able to adapt. The pandemic has ruthlessly exploited existing fault lines in the UK, like the inequality and precarious employment that leads to poor public health outcomes. Whatever you believe about the future of cities, and whatever the politicians say, local plans have to find a way to be genuinely responsive to change if we are to create resilient communities in the future.
Hear from dxw MD Dave Mann and Head of Transformation Alex Yedigaroff about:
How can modern tools and design practices turn the planning process on its head?
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