The data is in: The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an increase in work-from-home and both commercial and residential relocation away from the city center, matched with a reduction in work-based travel. But is this change temporary or long-term? Did the internet just need the pandemic to bring about a demise of central cities? Or will travel behavior and location choices revert to how it was before the pandemic? What are the net impacts and how should planners respond?
During this symposium, scholars will present their research on employee and employer outlooks regarding the future of work-from-home, and on inter- and intra-metropolitan relocation patterns of firms and households. Keynote speaker Genevieve Giuliano will then position the pandemic in the evolutionary history of cities’ spatial structures and travel patterns. All scholars will then participate in a roundtable discussion about what we can infer from current and past research about the future of the transportation-land use relationship in the post-pandemic world, and how planners and policymakers should consider this.
Symposium organized by Strauch Fellow Zakhary Mallett.
|8:30 a.m.||Continental Breakfast Reception|
|9:15 a.m.||Opening Comments|
|9:30 a.m.||Panel 1: The Present and Future of Work-from-Home|
|10:15 a.m.||Intersession Break|
|10:30 a.m.||Panel 2: Pandemic-Induced Household and Commercial Relocation Patterns|
|12:20 p.m.||Keynote Talk and Roundtable Discussion|
|2 p.m.||Event Close|
COSPONSORED BY ILR SCHOOL, PAUL RUBACHA DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE, CORNELL REAL ESTATE COUNCIL, CORNELL PROGRAM IN INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY, AND CORNELL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING.