This event is one of a series in collaboration with Milton Keynes Council and of interest to all towns and cities grappling with issues magnified by Covid-19.
Series Session 2: Reimagining the City Centre
This session we will explore the implications that the pandemic might have on the city centre and particularly the public realm. Will permanent behavioral changes in how we work, shop and relax be a feature Post Covid -19? Will working from home, and shopping on line mean fewer people using the city centre? What happens if the office buildings that surround the public spaces need to be altered or repurposed? Will more people be encouraged to live in the city centre?
The session will include contributions from two speakers. Will Cousins, DLA who will look at the immediate impact on the city centre and how its regional role might change and Neil Sainsbury, Head of Placemaking at MKC who will address what the city centre has been, is currently and could be in the future.
Will Cousins AoU, Creative Advisor, David Lock Associates Ltd
Neil Sainsbury AoU, Head of Placemaking, Milton Keynes Council
Hilary Satchwell AoU, Director, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design.