Scenarios for Post Pandemic Cities

October 08, 2021 15:00

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It is a common opinion that the Covid-19 Crisis is a turning point for the development of modern cities. While urbanisation considerably accelerated in the last decades, cities consolidated their importance as the economic centres of modern nations and social and technological innovation. However, the pandemics highlighted many of the city’s critical spots, causing changes in citizens’ lifestyles, habits, and needs. 

The progressive adoption of remote-working by many large companies, the request for more sustainable and flexible means of transport, and the introduction of novel urban paradigms based on services proximity may dramatically modify cities’ structure in the following years.

In this context, decision-makers, architects, technologists and scientists are called to steer the future of cities. But what could be the role of all these different actors in this process?

While scientists exploited the unprecedented availability of data to understand the processes underlying the functioning of cities (e.g., the individual mobility habits or the evolution of urban structure), many new “Smart” applications are shaping how we live and experience cities.

Together with the participants listed below, this panel will explore what technological and behavioural changes are foreseen, their potential impact on future cities and relevant new business models, and the role of technology and science in this process.

  • Daniela Patti, Chair, Architect – Urban Planner
  • Elsa Arcuate, Professor of Complexity Science, London’s Global University
  • Matteo Gattola, Founder and CTO of Envision
  • Bernardo Monechi, Scientist, Sony CSL Paris
  • Giulia Lucertini, Musco’s PhD
  • Lucia Tahan, Architect and experience designer