Fast Forward episode 3 - Future Cities: Nowhere to Go but Here
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The concept of the City of the Future has been around a long time. Dozens of cities have been refashioned at some point as global centers for commerce, culture or data. What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on urban life? Has working at home ushered in a new era of new digital suburbs?

Shoshanna Saxe, professor in civil engineering at University of Toronto, explains why the dumb parts of the smart city matter. We hear how COVID-19 highlighted inequalities in today’s cities and how technology could help overcome them from Sarah Akigbogun, vice chair of Women in Architecture and Royal Institute of British Architects council member. David Emm of Kaspersky reports on how well businesses handled digital security for the work-from-home transition.

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