Reinventing the City: How New York and Los Angeles are Approaching Downtown Recovery

Digital Discourse



The COVID-19 pandemic gave cities around the world the opportunity to reimagine urban living. With the adoption of hybrid work, falling transit ridership, growing public safety concerns, and economic uncertainty, city leaders are looking at ways to breathe life into their downtowns. How can office-centric downtowns reinvent themselves? Should a central social district replace the central business district? How else might downtowns redevelop? Learn how Los Angeles and New York used this challenge as an opportunity to move in new directions.

  • Julie Stein / New York
  • Nella McOsker / Central City Association of Los Angeles
  • Shin-Pei Tsay / Uber
  • Sujata Srivastava / SPUR




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