Teleworking transformed the world of work for many over the last two years. Many commentators have speculated that it will change our geography too – as people leave cities for greener environments and more affordable housing.
COVID-19 has triggered an economic shock like no other in living memory. Social distancing and trading restrictions hit small businesses particularly hard, with many seeing
This month the global death toll from the pandemic passed 5 million. With global confirmed cases rising again, the social and economic wounds inflicted by Covid-19 are deepening day by day. It is time for an innovative approach.
The rise of remote working during the COVID-19 crisis significantly reduced activity in cities’ business districts, renewing policy makers’ interest in turning underused office buildings into much needed residential housing in cities. This creates a unique window of opportunity to shape more sustainable and inclusive urban development.
To further help in that process, we’re launching a new OECD Regional Recovery Platform that will help national and subnational governments track the recovery using internationally comparable subnational data, and support the development of policies to build back better and ultimately bring regions together.
COVID-19 showed us how capable we are of shifting toward a circular economy.