25 November 2020

Urbanisation and BTR in a post-COVID-19 world

COVID-19 and the disruption it has brought to global economies has made the process of urbanisation and the role of cities ripe for conjecture. Much of the commentary has speculated a decline in urban living because of the pandemic. But, we think the attributes of cities that support economic growth and foster a sense of community will abide after the immediate pressure of COVID-19 has receded.

Urbanisation and the build-up of cities have long been engines of economic growth since the industrial revolution. Urbanisation accelerated further in the 2000s and 84% of the UK population now live in urban areas. Humans are social creatures and there are powerful drivers behind the urge to congregate in cities.

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