Over the past few months, we have been sharing our reflections on the social impact that Covid-19 is having on our lives and cities - and how we can work together with our communities to ensure we return stronger and more caring than before. We have been freely giving our time to work with diverse groups for the public good.
Many of the workshops, seminars and talks are now available online.
In May, Deborah spoke to Peter Murray, Chairman of the NLA, on the insights that social distancing has given us on our urban realm, the research to be done, and how the results might make lasting positive change in our cities. The video is available on the NLA website
Later that month, Deborah joined the panel for a City Property Association webinar to discuss Greening the City, looking at what the City of London may look like in future and how the fabric of the City could be transformed in response to climate change and public health concerns. The video is available on the CPA website
We also discussed "Transforming streets and spaces: safe, pleasant and practical schemes" as part of the Green Transport Recovery's webinar series, promoting active travel and sustainable modes to help us all through the recovery after the pandemic. The video is available on the organisation's YouTube channel
This led to Mike O'Hanlon and Seyi Adewole delivering a workshop for the Urban Design Summer School on some of the techniques that we use in our research-led approach, spanning both virtual and physical approaches to mapping local neighbourhoods. Armed with these new tools, students were encouraged to research their respective communities, to understand what is going on and begin to see what changes might be needed. This video is available here