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Why Face-to-Face Still Matters: The Persistent Power of Cities in the Post-Pandemic Era

Jonathan Reades and Martin Crookston


Face-to-Face: The Persistent Power of Cities In a Post-Pandemic Era, is about the way that people and firms are adapting to the world of always-on and everywhere digital access, and what that means for cities and regions. Twenty years after The Death of Distance—and in the midst of a pandemic that has led some to question the future of cities—many people still think that we are on track for ‘business anywhere’. The book shows why that's not the case, and provides a structure for thinking about the next twenty years of social and economic upheaval. It shows how the changing fortunes of cities a ... More

Keywords: Face-to-Face, Economic Geography, Central Place, City Futures, Cities, Infrastructure, Markets, Firms, Transactions, AI, Pandemic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529215991
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529215991.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Reades, author
University College London

Martin Crookston, author