Counting the Cost

How to reinvent cities for the post-pandemic world

The once mighty financial capitals of the world have been reduced to ghost towns as they suffer the effects of COVID-19.

For more than a century, cities have been magnets for millions of people seeking work opportunities and the promise of a better life.

But the COVID-19 pandemic is rewriting the way we live and work. City centres have been turned into ghost towns as people work from home. It could potentially leave lasting scars with shops, restaurants and services that cater to commuters being decimated.

By some estimates, the economic damage to the world’s top two financial centres – London and New York – surpasses the wreckage of the financial crisis of 2008.

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