The Covid-19 health crisis has brought the changing role of the city into sharp focus. The pandemic has created a significant challenge to cities and has led to a re-assessment of the factors that make a winning city. Now that we are emerging from the pandemic, cities are proving their resilience. What are the key factors? How can cities encourage and benefit from innovation in terms of place-making, community and creating good working and living environments? What are the keys to success and will this change given current the disruption - particularly in cities? City centres became deserted during the pandemic, but how long will it take for them to be back to normal? Is there a risk of a permanent shift out of city centres? Most experts believe the urbanisation trend is unstoppable. What are the prospects? There is much discussion on the role of the city and winning cities post-covid but what does this mean in terms of strategies going forward? What are investors, occupiers and cities looking for? Which cities will emerge as winners and in which countries? What will constitute a smart city focused on innovation, technology and the environment? What are the challenges? What are the benefits? Will the role of innovation districts potentially grow in importance as investors look for longer-term investment opportunities? To what extent will mixed-use projects grow and expand? What opportunities will this lead to in the creation of sustainable urban environments? Human capital will remain key in terms of creating winning cities: what role do cities play in attracting, nurturing and retaining talent?
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