Discussion Boards – 4 – Future of City Lifestyles – Impact of Automation

Future of City Lifestyles – Impact of Automation

Summary of the Future of City Lifestyles – Impact of Automation discussion from the previous consultation in January 2021

  • The pandemic has produced a renewed focus on public space and transportation. There may be a new definition of public space after the pandemic and less trust of public transportation.
  • There has been a renewed focus on sustainability and solving systemic issues within cities including equity, which the pandemic has unsurfaced.
  • Culture and arts activities and institutions, as well has the hospitality industry in Europe, have been devastated by the pandemic and have been closed for months. How long will it take to revitalise them and bring them back into the ‘life of the city’?

  • The pandemic has undermined trust, especially in governments, however it has resulted in an increased empathy. This may lead to greater participation in civic life.

What are your thoughts on this topic? What do you think the solutions to this topic are as we move out of the pandemic?


  1. Dan Burden
    February 28, 2021 at 11:44 am · Reply

    There is a growing awareness of the role of responsibility. (“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main.” John Donne.) As differing results in the pandemic response surface, a growing number of people seek better government, corporate and individual responsibility.

  2. Dan Burden
    February 28, 2021 at 11:58 am · Reply

    Traveling long distances to wait in line for health care is inefficient. Health care and wellness clinics are becoming important new centers, equal or more important than anchor department stores were in a mall. Many neighborhoods will truly have a walk-in clinic sitting on the edges of well-designed neighborhoods. All health care centers will emerge with wellness and lifestyle clinics. Mobile health clinics and pandemic-fueled telemedicine diagnostics will become more central to health.

  3. Dan Burden
    February 28, 2021 at 12:05 pm · Reply

    Pandemic-impacted resorts and retreat centers will become more resilient as many are modified for multi-purposes and multi-function uses.. Some may become health centers able to deliver whole health and deliver improved lifestyles that might include cooking and nutrition, life skills one-on-one training in gardening, bicycling, carpentry, and more.

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