On the day before the UK's second national lockdown is due to lift, we'll debate the role that the built environment can play in fostering social interaction - both within the ‘new normal’ but also thinking beyond to the post-Covid city.
The benefits of community are clear: social connection can help you live a longer, happier life. By contrast, loneliness and isolation have a detrimental impact on health and wellbeing. And Covid-19 has undoubtedly thrown a spotlight on the importance of neighbourhood networks: for some community life has flourished, but for others loneliness has been a key feature of the lockdowns.
In this cross-sector discussion we'll be asking:
- How can policy, design, implementation, and management inspire sociality in new and existing neighbourhoods?
- What impact have the pandemic and social distancing measures had on how we think about and build communities?
- Is this an opportunity to re-think how we approach ‘community’ to ensure wellbeing and connection are accessible to everyone?
When: Tuesday 1 Dec 2020, 9.30am to 11am
Format: Zoom Webinar
- Fiona Fletcher-Smith Group Director Development and Sales, L&Q
- Sarah Hayes Senior Transport Planner, Arup
- Mekor Newman Director, NewmanFrancis
- Tricia Patel Partner, Pollard Thomas Edwards
- Dhruv Sookhoo Visiting Lecturer, University of Newcastle
- Mike Woolliscroft Chief Executive, Partnerships South, Countryside Properties
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