08:00AM EDT THE NEW GEOGRAPHY OF CITIES LONDON STAGE
NLA brings together urban thinkers and place shapers for a discussion about how cities are changing as a result of the pandemic. NLA has long documented and illustrated London’s evolution as a polycentric city – a “city of villages” where many areas exhibit the characteristics of Carlos Moreno’s ville de quart d’heure. This make-up of London has been highlighted during the global pandemic, with Londoners spending more time at home, and many rediscovering their local neighbourhoods, parks and facilities. Yet at the same time, this has also placed great strain on London’s Central Activity Zone (CAZ). The way citizens interact with their local town and community, as well as their relationship to the central business district, has fundamentally shifted. So how are cities responding? How might we experience the city in the future? Is London’s polycentrity the key to its resilience and future success?