The Century of the City and the COVID19 Catalyst
We live in interesting times. The Century of Cities, The Climate Emergency, the Digital Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution and The Internet of Things, and the surge in pandemics, disasters, and shocks, with the potential to trigger reform.
As we enter the 5th decade of the century of cities, COVID19 arrives as a human tragedy, an economic shock, and a catalyst of change for our planet, cities, mobility, technology, and human relations. We must take the opportunity of our 'unintended demonstrator' in low touch, low carbon, low consumption, and low mobility living, to find new paths that align with our planetary imperatives, and our human instincts for a safer and healthier world.
Professor Greg Clark CBE FAcSS is a Global Advisor, Scholar & Writer, Non-Executive Director and Board Chairman who works with Businesses, Governments, and Cities to help navigate this disrupted century, inspire new collaborations, and forge new futures.
Visit Greg Clark's author page here.
Recent publications include Global Cities: A short history and The Innovation Economy: Implications and Imperatives for States and Regions.
A complete list of all publications is on The Business of Cities website here.
Greg Clark is a global fellow at Brookings Institution, an Honorary Professor at UCL STEaPP and at University of Strathclyde, a senior fellow at the Urban Land Institute and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
He also chairs international Advisory Boards for Cities that are reformulating their strategies, positioning, and assets.
BBC & MEDIA
Presented by Fi Glover and alongside Dr Ellie Cosgrave from UCL, Greg Clark is guest urban expert on the BBC World Service series My Perfect City. #PerfectCityBBC
He is regularly interviewed in global media on the role of cities and new industries.
Find Greg Clark's recent seminars here: AIME, February 2020, Business Events and the Future of the City; HSBC, May 7th, Covid-19 - Review of the mid-to long-term Implications for Corporates; HSBC, May 15th, The world reimagined: the future impacts of COVID-19.