Connected cities: the future of work

Future Cities Forum held an interesting debate this week about the future of work and how bringing people back into the city post lockdown, not only needs improved transport connectivity but efforts around place-making to bring a sense of pride for workers in their city districts.

The discussion involved Elad Eisenstein, Programme Director for Oxford Street at Westminster City Council, Chis Stanton, Director, Landscape Architecture - BDP, Andrew Clarke, Partner, DLA Piper, Adam Brannen, Head of Regeneration, Leeds City Council and the Chief Executive of Worcester City Council, David Blake.

Elad Eisenstein spoke of the established but diverse local community in the West End and that the challenges - which were there before the pandemic and which remain - around keeping work, retail, residential in balance. Oxford Street he said isn't just about retail, there are many offices and it is a global meeting place for lots of people, but if you remember to make people your focus everything will be alright.