Carlo Ratti is a Professor of Urban Technologies and Planning and Director of the Senseable City Lab at MIT and also the founding partner of the international design office Carlo Ratti Associati. He will talk to Italian Minds’ listeners about how cities and workplaces will look like in the post-pandemic world and how these changes could help us rethink urban spaces in a more liveable and sustainable way.
In this episode, we will cover the following topics:
(01:20) Who is Professor Carlo Ratti?(04:12) What’s the future of workplaces? Strong ties vs. weak ties(9:56) How universities should be restructured after the pandemic? Online or Offline? And which services should be provided?(15:15) Challenges and Opportunities of the pandemic in future cities. Smaller offices, larger residential areas.(20:00) How architects and urban planner can transform events like Olympics and Expos into opportunities to create a sustainable economy?(23:00) The impact these events have on the nature of the cities (25:00) How has the pandemic affected critical aspects of urban planning? Are there cities that were able to respond better to the pandemic?(27:00) Impact of COVID- how Italians have responded to the pandemic(29:40) What could have Italy done better?(30:30) How can architects help in the transition to the most sustainable cities(32:34) Cities becoming entities in the zero carbon emission (33:30) Q&A(34:30) Divided Neighbours and Different Incomes(36:00) The Internet Revolution and Interconnected Cities(40:00) Greetings
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