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tv   Shift  Deutsche Welle  November 18, 2020 12:30pm-12:46pm CET

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despite coming from a poor family, the pop star wants to become president of challenges from god. this elite critical story of bobby one starts to simmer 10, g.w. just when things were looking up. everything shot down again. the 1st lockdown was an nice chance to take a bit of a break for us lucky ones. and if you managed to remain untouched by the virus, fix a few things around the house. read lots of books, learn to bake bread, but it did drag on and now partly because some people let that god down a little,
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a lot of us a back and knocked down. the thrill of life in the big city is dwindling. in fact, that life in general is changing in a big way. it's coated 19, redefining cities as we know them. well, besides getting people to accept that mosques, good hygiene and social distancing do actually help in preventing the spread of diseases like cove. it is just one thing i'd like to ask my workmates, friends, family and everyone else out there. let's make this work. this is a once in a lifetime chance to change our working world for the better. lots of us probably never thought we could do our jobs from home. what a great opportunity to free up more time instead of commuting, be more creative and productive. it can take a lot of discipline, though not to get into lazy habits. this is a totally new way of working and is also a lot more that could change besides ever returned to normal cities teeming with traffic. people moving freely with no fear
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of covert 19. how will this pandemic shape the future of our cities? since the corona virus outbreak up to 40 percent of people have been working remotely, it's an opportunity for us to rethink, you know, how we live our lives. what does that mean for our current commute? what does that mean for the nature of the office space? because if people are going back to the office part of the time that means other coworkers are not in the office when you are in the office, it's not just the world of work that's changed. transport habits have to do worry a lot that the mobility of the curse is likely to come in by single occupant vehicle. but in fact, if people are anxious about being in public transportation and that will make traffic congestion actually worse,
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not better. the increase in or to mation far predates the pandemic, but some researchers say the pace of change is picking up speed. we've seen the rise in the use of drones, as well as, you know, facial recognition technology for monitoring surveillance of the pandemic has certainly celebrated the use. i think those technologies were moving pretty quickly already. so i think it's pretty hard to know how whether or not it's actually going to get faster or, or not. i think the technologies that really do interest me a lot are the self driving car technologies because those actually shape urban form . and i think unquestionably there's a desire for things that don't involve human interaction. but what about the people who don't have access to all this technology contrie at risk of widening
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the digital divide? my worry is that this series of covert inspired digitalisation remote work will be even more of a source of global inequity. and will be even more of a dividing line between those people who are skilled enough to dial into the technological world. and those people who are left behind and that's not all as remote working developes jobs are increasingly likely to get outsourced. that technological connection across the globe is going to increase as a result of this. so it's going to be even more natural to turn to india for software support, even more natural to outsource various things to southeast asia. so the technology revolution is going to continue while work has, might be scattered all over the world, commutes a set to get shorter. that could lead cities to have
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a smaller radius. in other words, opened, well is, will be able to get everywhere they need within 15 minutes on 1st or by bike to work the shops or the doctor. and that could affect the design of in a city. as we saw that in this pandemic, we are inside all the time. but imagine if there were finlay, private, or private, outdoor spaces which are integrated into our houses that would improve, improve our quality of life. what we've noticed, census pandemic is the importance of outdoor space or access to outer space. and so in thinking of building design in might include, you know, a difference in lobby design or the way he says, our access so that people can go up and down without having to use an elevator. but will people also leave banks as he is as a result of the pandemic?
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i think that he's will definitely remain very much as lively in moving places. so few one that he and big cities will definitely stay as specially in asia. this will better this trend will go on, but the c.d.'s will change in the sense that they give access to their citizens to their users, to many different things like green, like access to work, access to technology, health, etc, on a much more local scale, poor world mega cities are likely to continue to grow, at least unless things become really absolutely horrific. remember that as terrible as code 1000 is the death rate so far, far less than they were say during the color of pandemics of the 1900 century. and despite those color appendix the cities like, you know, berlin or paris or london continue to grow even though the cities were killing fields. so big cities aren't to superior any time soon. kevin 19
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is already leaving its mark on games. some cities like berlin feel like they've turned into ghost towns and it's pretty much the same feeling for the commercial real estate sector. business is disappearing. the amount of floor space for shops and offices that have been rented or sold is in freefall. when you compare the 3rd quarter with the same period last year, you'll see the trend is the same across germany's main santas. a lot of companies are either putting off decisions to rent or buy space or downsizing focuses see the trend, gathering speed. construction continues. we're closing down, everything must go. signs like bees are a common sight nowadays, and businesses are shuttered across the city. many for good because of coronavirus restrictions. according to a survey by britain's royal institute of chartered surveyors,
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industry insiders expect commercial property values and lends to the crime worldwide because of the pandemic. but there are some exceptions. yes, you know, the entire non-food retail sector has been hit hard, but local delivery firms. a booming as are companies and transport goods, people or german, more and more online logistics companies are. what prices for commercial property may be sinking, and commercial rents to get construction is booming in berlin and other cities across germany, large scale projects, even entire districts are being built. how can that be the complex going up in and around the ruins of this former department? store in palin will include shops, offices, arts, venues, restaurants, and apartments. but they come at a price, a $1000000.00 euros, or more for $100.00 square meters. that's not untypical the high end of downtown
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apartment. because of the pandemic, the developers have yet to start marketing the commercial spaces. but the apartments are selling like hotcakes. we were a little concerned about the impact of the pandemic on the market. but we found that it's made no real difference except for a minor during carnival. in fact, we're seeing a heightened interest in buying property interest. i going to low interest rates worldwide. i mean investing in bonds is a losing game. vast amounts of money have been pouring into real estate. but how long are things likely to stay that way? i asked the head of a company that markets condominiums. the odds are busy in solitary. this phase of constantly rising prices is drawing to a close that entirely normal. it can't go on forever. in certain segments of the
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market. we are indeed already seeing that, especially in berlin. there are huge office blocks with vast amounts of space in cities across the globe. but millions of people are now working from home because of the pandemic. will office buildings like this one in berlin ever fill up again. i asked a board member of the public housing company, which also manages commercial property being more requests to defer rental payments. and when it comes to new leases on commercial premises, potential tenants are asking for pandemic clues is in their contracts. that means it's a right to terminate if another pandemic hits in fall. but overall, the market has held up better than we expected earlier in the crisis. apartments where people can also work continue to be in demand. but what will
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happen to all the empty shops and restaurants and access office spaces? it'll be quite a challenge to find future uses for these empty premises. well, cities have been on an explosive growth trajectory over the past centuries. but take a good look at the result. in many cases, ugly, crowded, full of concrete void of green traffic, gridlock, bad temperatures, the sun bouncing off all that cement. have cities had a day or could they be doing their bit to fight climate change? i think they could be the city obsolete or the solution to climate change. could jericho is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world. it was a stablished 11000 years ago. the city's location near a river and its mild climate made it attractive because it meant the land could be farmed all year round. many cities developed around trade routes,
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often by rivers. the german city of front foot is an example. others like tokyo grew around palaces. now home to $38000000.00 people, it's the biggest urban area in the world. big cities are often associated with air and noise pollution, as well as rising rents. despite that city's continue to draw more and more people . advantages include access to medical care, jobs and educational institutions. half of the world's population currently resides in cities. by 2050, it's expected to be 2 thirds. but cities account for 80 percent of worldwide c o 2 emissions. something has to change in the austrian capital. vienna. city planners have decided not to build parking spaces in a new area of town. they want to discourage car use,
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with new housing constantly being built. there's no shortage of accommodation. the average rent at 5 euros per metre squared is pretty low. more green spaces are cropping up, and public transport is constantly being expanded too. it costs just one euro to use the city's transit system for a day. that's led to record numbers of passengers. vienna has been ranked the most livable city in the world. but during the pandemic, the number of passengers on public transport fell by 50 percent. as people returned to their cars. something city planners couldn't have foreseen. i've read about a lot of people designing big incentives for the suburbs all for the serenity of the countryside. sounds. and i don't know if i could give up actually
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a mate of mine is thinking about doing just that. and so are other corrina virus pandemic is causing city life to lose its appeal? palin, for example, has a population density of over $4000.00 people per square kilometer. it's hard to do anything without a mosque. clearly and elizabeth has lived in the german capital for nearly 30 years in the popular cool expect district. but they're full and out of love with the place as if find it strenuous. and now i realize that i always found it strenuous but never noticed. there's aggression in the air. if you're out on your bike, for example, you constantly have these little disputes with people. notice it more now. people have wanted to move away for a long time, but i was always too busy in the city and the countryside seems so far away.
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there's a pandemic has made it clear to us where we stand and where we live. the kind of apartment we have, what kind of neighborhood we live in it's all been amplified now. and that sense of being hemmed in by the city life has driven us out into the countryside to find freedom. little human arses long enjoyed that freedom. this family moved to a village outside by land 3 years ago. rents in the city have sold out for the past 10 years. many young families to me, the way to places where housing is more affordable. we're. i'm so bored. i love that.

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