The Urbanist

Repopulating the city centre

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20 May 2021

Episode 501

30 minutes


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We take stock of more than a year’s worth of temporary urbanism, behavioural data and “new-normal” thinking in our cities to find out the best ways to bring life back to the centre.

20 May 2021

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Chapter 1

11 minutes


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Chapter 1

What have we learned about the city centre?

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Tim Stonor from Space Syntax joins us to discuss what we have learned about our cities’ busiest streets over the past year and how we can improve them in the future.

11 minutes

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Chapter 2

7 minutes


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Chapter 2

What will the office look like?

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Hugo Jamson from New Territory looks at some innovations that can be made to our office spaces to improve our public spaces.

7 minutes

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Chapter 3

9 minutes


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Chapter 3

Who is returning to the office?

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Beth Hampson from The Argyll Club gives us the landlord’s point of view on how office use is changing, and who the first businesses to get back in their office chair are.

9 minutes

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