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Connected Places Catapult launch Post-Pandemic Places Innovation Brief

Exploring the impact of COVID-19 – both its devastatingly sudden curtailment of the old normal and what the green shoots of a possible ‘new normal’ might look like – this report take a look across Decision making and institutions, Mobility, Built environment, Public space, Wellbeing, Critical infrastructure in the wake of the global pandemic.

The onset of coronavirus and the sudden change in the way we all live, work, and play has had a huge impact on people and businesses.
While the loss of life has been devastating, the experience of life under lockdown and social distancing has stimulated new behaviours which have the potential to accelerate positive trends towards a more environmentally sustainable and equitable way of life. Acceptance has quickly turned to preference for many of the changes wrought by the pandemic – in particular, remote working and cleaner, quieter environments.

Opportunity in the shadow of COVID-19

Responding to these new user needs and expectations represents a significant opportunity for businesses in the connected places market.

Four months on from the start of lockdown, this Innovation Brief looks back at how connected places businesses and place leaders rose to the occasion in responding to COVID-19, considers trends and changing market demand as we move into the restart phase, and signals longer-term opportunities to define our eventual recovery.

We hope you will find it an engaging and insightful guide as you navigate the market for innovation in post-pandemic places.


Check out the Post-Pandemic Places Innovation Brief Hub here
New chapters coming soon so stay tuned!

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