Webinar: International Cities

29 September 2020 to 29 Sep 2020
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Covid-19 has presented huge challenges for the economic sustainability of major cities across the globe as significant numbers of workers and visitors have steered clear of city centres and offices.

As recently noted by the Financial Times, radical shifts in working patterns pose a risk of inflicting permanent economic scars across the UK and compromises the ability of cities to act as vibrant ecosystems that mix people, skills, and sectors. Globally, restrictions on movement and travel have prompted companies to rethink the purpose of the office and have prompted private and public sectors alike to consider the function of cities and centralised business quarters.

This CPA webinar explores how international cities are adapting to the challenges of Covid-19 with panelists from Berlin, London, New York and Paris. The discussion looks at how different cities are responding to the virus in unique ways, where they are finding opportunities to improve the offering of their city, and how they are working to maintain their international economic and cultural significance.

Moderated by CPA Chair Dan Scanlon (Brookfield Properties – Senior Vice President, Developments), speakers include Callie Haines, the New York-based Senior Vice President, Asset Management at Brookfield Properties; Laurent Lavergne, the Paris-based Global Head of Asset Management & Development, Real Assets at AXA IM – Real Assets; and Dr Christian Schede, the Berlin-based Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig.