BEGINS the event blurb: “This webinar will explore the effects and consequences of the COVID pandemic for how we live and work in our city and town centres and our high streets.
“It will examine the opportunities for transformational change in the centre of our urban spaces and will consider current thinking and initiatives to turn threat into opportunity as dramatic structural changes are already unfolding.
“Localism and the regeneration of our high streets and town and city centres was already a challenging and necessary task before the advent of pandemic.
“The impact upon retail, transport, employment, public health and the scale and role of the office has enormously accelerated the ways in which our central spaces are undergoing change and need to be reconceived.
“Can the brutality of the current experience be turned to advantage?”