Post-Pandemic Places is our resource hub for placemaking and mobility post-pandemic innovation in the age of COVID-19 and beyond
In this Post-pandemic Resource Hub we highlight how placemaking, built environment, urban planning and mobility businesses have already risen to the challenge of COVID-19 and explore some of the post-pandemic innovation market opportunities that the pandemic has created or accelerated.
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. The experience of life under lockdown and social distancing has stimulated new behaviours. Acceptance has quickly turned to preference for many of the changes wrought by the pandemic – in particular, remote working and cleaner, quieter environments. Responding to these new needs and expectations represents a significant opportunity for businesses to explore post-pandemic innovation opportunites in the placemaking and mobility markets.
In our Post-pandemic Resource Hub we look back at how businesses and industry leaders rose to the challenge of responding to COVID-19. It considers built environment, transport and critical infrastructure industry trends and new market demands and signals longer-term opportunities to define our eventual recovery.
The advent of COVID-19 has inspired significant new demand for tech innovation which enables individuals, organisations and local economies to adapt and respond to the new normal. We see huge potential for such innovations to help places not just survive COVID-19 but thrive in the short, medium and longer term. We help British businesses to rise to that call by working with the market across three horizons:
1. We are helping placemaking businesses, institutions and their partners respond to their immediate situations, connecting them to pioneering innovation practise and available solutions in order to accelerate business growth.
2. We are sparking new innovations by bringing UK research institutions, businesses and place leaders together to develop step-change solutions and technology which will allow places to ‘build back better’.
3. We are accelerating those innovative solutions to scale – at home and abroad – delivering growth for UK plc, contributing to net-zero goals and a building greener future for all.
We hope you will find it an engaging and insightful guide as you navigate the market for innovation in post-pandemic places.