The outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent restrictions that have followed have significantly changed living and working practices. But with life starting to shift to a 'new normal', it is time to envisage what the post-pandemic future may look like.
Experiences from the pandemic will be taken forward into building and place design. We will need to focus on creating places where people want to live, work, and play.
Increased involvement and partnership from the public sector will place communities and social value at the heart to create a ‘new normal’.
Lessons from the pandemic will shape our built assets to become more flexible, adaptable and considerate of health, wellbeing and sustainability, meeting local needs and the interests of our communities.