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The New Reality of Teleworking: People, Firms and Places
This webinar is organised in collaboration between the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab at the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development (an integral part of Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities) and the Regional Studies Association. The webinar is the 9th Meeting of the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab and part of the RSA’s Regions Cities Industry Webinar Series.
The webinar brings together experts from academia, policy and policy research to share insights and discuss the impact of COVID-19 on teleworking/ homeworking and how the increase in working from home has affected mobility, productivity, wellbeing and local public policy. The webinar provides time for questions and discussion, is open to all and is free to attend.
Telework in the EU before and after Covid-19: Where we were and where we head to
Dr Matteo Sostero, Economist, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Spain
Homeworking and its effect on productivity and wellbeing
Dr Darja Reuschke, Associate Professor in Human Geography, University of Southampton, UK
Teleworking and mobility: What do we (think we) know and not know?
Professor Patricia Mokhtarain, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering (Transportation), Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Exploring policy options on teleworking
Mattia Corbetta, Policy Analyst, OECD Trento Centre for Local Development, Italy
Chair: Dr John Harrison, Reader in Human Geography, Loughborough University, UK
RSA Regions Cities Industry Webinar Series
Global megatrends are transforming the way we live, work, interact, finance, produce and consume. At the same time, the increasing environmental impacts of human activities have sharpened the focus on sustainability of further development. New technologies potentially provide an opportunity to address, perhaps for the first time in the history of mankind, a substantial majority of the fundamental societal challenges, from nutrition, energy availability and sustainability, to access to products, services and information. However, these same global megatrends can also be highly divisive and therefore represent one of the biggest challenges for a global social, political and economic cohesion and even peaceful coexistence in more than a generation. In addition we have newly remembered our global vulnerability to shocks such as the coronavirus and there can be no doubt that this will change the world in which we live prompting new questions and new priorities.
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