Can we now work from anywhere with an internet connection? We interviewed workers who left the city but held onto their jobs to see how they fared. One year on, some had no regrets. Others moved back.
A survey of more than 2,000 people as Melbourne reopened after COVID lockdowns shows the pandemic and digital technology have made the city less a place of work, more a place to visit now and then.
The pandemic has accelerated some urban trends and reversed others, while focusing attention on the vulnerabilities of cities. The old planning certainties will have to be revisited.
A new report looks at how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is changing Toronto’s patterns.
Stereotypically, gay, queer and trans kids flee small towns to find acceptance in big, diverse cities like New York or Chicago. But evidence shows many will eventually return to rural areas.
City by city, the data on CBD visitors vary with the severity of COVID-19 outbreaks and restrictions. But none of the CBDs has recovered former activity levels, and some might never fully recover.
These legends allow us to address our fears about the urban environment.
City dwellers love their homes but there are different types of love that shape how cities are viewed and how they work.
After the pandemic, we may see a shift in how we occupy cities.
Cities can learn from past pandemics to see how communities and lifestyles are shaped by outbreaks.
The impacts of coronavirus on cities are extraordinarily difficult. Yet around the world, cities are responding rapidly and decisively to the crisis and its implications for urban life.
Most of the activities that define city life we do together. Now that we are having to get used to more isolated lives, will this have lasting social impacts or will city life resume as before?
Most of the world’s urban residents now live in suburban areas. A multi-year, multi-site project has conducted research internationally about these changing urban areas.