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Will the pandemic spur a smart rebirth for cities?

By March 30, 2021December 5th, 2023No Comments
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Despite early predictions that cities were on the decline and that residents were fleeing in droves, the COVID-19 pandemic might very well stimulate a rebirth and a reshaping of global cities in exciting new ways.

Economic developers and urban planners alike cite investments and innovation in large-scale infrastructure projects, implementing modern transportation systems, and the pressing need to spend billions on social services and liveability programs, next-generation law enforcement, citizen connectivity, as well as environmental monitoring, public green spaces, and much more.