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Daily: The city that never sleeps? – Waking up urban spaces after COVID


Cities are slowly coming back to life after COVID. But has the pandemic permanently changed our urban spaces, and how we live within them? Co-author of Survival of the City and Harvard University Professor Edward L. Glaeser talks to Ros Taylor about how commuting has always been defined by class divides, whether fifteen minute cities could work…and why we need a “NATO of healthcare”. 

  • “Once we’re healthy again, there’s little chance cities will atomise.”
  • “There's no Democratic or Republican way to clean the streets. The same should go for fighting pandemics.” 
  • “Teleworking makes cities up their game on cost and quality of life.” 

Presented by Ros Taylor. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jelena Sofronijevic and Jacob Archbold. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production


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