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Big changes for city centres amid Covid-19

Transport, use of buildings will be affected with people working from home and social distancing in offices

Raffles Place in Singapore, which is usually bustling on a weekday. "If daytime working populations fall, new populations are likely to be needed to keep these areas buzzing and generating incomes," says Tony Matthews, a senior lecturer in urban and environmental planning at Australia's Griffith University.


GRAMMY award-winner Petula Clark famously sang that the "lights are much brighter" downtown, but the coronavirus pandemic may change city centres across the world, as more people choose to work remotely and companies ditch large office towers.

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