If people can work anywhere, will they want to stay living in cities?

The second event in our Future of Cities series hosted with L&G

Event starts at 11.00-12.00 on 18 November 2021 at Online, via Zoom

The rise in home working during the Covid-19 pandemic has weakened – and arguably broken – the link between a person and their place of work. Over the last 18 months numerous commentators have heralded the end of cities as essential places of business.

Why, they ask, would you live in a city if technology enables you to live anywhere in the world?

At this event we discuss the likelihood of a Covid-19-induced exodus from cities, whether this would be a good or a bad thing and what it would mean for the economy and society.


  • Timothy Bannister, Director , Rightmove
  • Dan Batterton, Senior Fund Manager, Build to Rent Fund, LGIM Real Assets
  • Samantha Veal, Chief Executive, Blueprint

You can watch a recording of the event here:

The event was chaired by Andrew Carter, Chief Executive at Centre for Cities

This event was hosted in partnership with: