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Many expect the Coronavirus pandemic to bring about a working from home revolution. In this podcast Jonathan Reades and Martin Crookston join Andrew Carter to discuss face-to-face interaction and why cities still matter in the information age.
Twenty years ago the economist Frances Cairncross predicted that communications technologies would lead to the spreading of jobs away from cities. In the decades since precisely the opposite has happened. But is Covid-19 about to change all that?
Join us for analysis and discussion of the impact of the pandemic and lockdown on urban transport
The Government has abandoned its “stay at home” message, and replaced it with a “stay alert” approach. But which cities have reached the peak of infections? And should this inform a local approach to the easing of lockdown?
Kanishka Narayan, Associate at Centre for Cities, joins Andrew Carter to discuss his latest research into problem debt in UK cities.
Social distancing in the workplace will be easier in northern cities, where workers have more space than those in the south.
Unemployment claimant counts are up everywhere in the country, with cities and large towns with weaker economies in the North and Midlands most affected.
Tony Wilson, Director at the Institute for Employment Studies, joins Andrew Carter to discuss the state of the labour market, the government response to the immediate crisis, and how to move to the next phase of the recovery.
Sunday’s announcement from the Prime Minister encouraging workers who cannot work from home to go back to work will be felt most in the North and Midlands.
The Government has urged more people to cycle and walk, rather than drive, in response to the limits on public transport capacity that COVID-19 imposes. This would require a dramatic change in behaviour.