A year ago, a pandemic made much of the world go into lockdown.
Our cities stopped.
Our streets remained silent.
Unimaginable, hyper- accelerated transformations began to impact our lives.
One year after the pandemic started to change our cities, we have asked ourselves what transformations has this year really meant for the urban world; what has been the role of technology and innovation in the most disruptive period of our times, and what are the major trends that will continue to reshape our cities as we head into the recovery stage.
The following series of analysis summarizes the urban learnings that anteverti’s multidisciplinary team of experts has drawn from this pandemic year — under five thematic areas that cover a holistic vision of urban needs and horizons.
Our goal is to help all urban stakeholders to better understand the challenging scenario our cities live in and to explore the opportunities it opens up.
2020 has been a system-wide shock, but also an opportunity to accelerate the update of our cities’ economic model towards the digital and ecological transitions — while putting people at the core.
From more human-centered urban spaces to new housing concepts, thinking outside the box has been crucial for cities to get through the Covid-19 crisis. What lessons for the future should cities keep in mind?
Today, our daily life depends more than ever on the digital sphere. Ensuring a resilient global technology infrastructure or guaranteeing that no one is left behind have proven to be two of our main challenges.
The world is more virtual than ever, and global business hubs have seen their power to capture opportunities become volatile. It is now time for cities – and peri-urban territories – to reposition themselves on the global map.
Many of the quick and low-cost solutions cities designed to contain the virus also helped fight the climate emergency. How can we translate these learnings into a zero-carbon future?
—a series of analysis by anteverti team—