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What Will The Post-Pandemic City Look Like?

Batty, M; (2021) What Will The Post-Pandemic City Look Like? Findings 10.32866/001c.23581. Green open access

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Abstract

It is impossible to predict the future spatial structure of cities from our current models of location and travel behaviour for the forces that have previously determined where people locate, have been turned on their heads by the pandemic. The only way we can explore such an uncertain future is to build hypothetical cities on which we are able to experiment with different urban futures. Here we build a hypothetical, symmetric, monocentric city which we proceed to lockdown by moving 80 percent of its workers to work from home. We then illustrate how we can relax this situation, letting the city return to a new equilibrium and showing how changes in our travel behaviour can lead to very different forms of future city. We argue that only through hypothetical simulations can we explore this future effectively and we point to where we have applied the model to London.

Type: Article
Title: What Will The Post-Pandemic City Look Like?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.32866/001c.23581
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.32866/001c.23581
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CCBY-SA-4.0). View this license’s legal deed at https://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by-sa/4.0 and legal code at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode for more information.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10129987
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