The future of work will change the future of big cities. Here's how

By Mark Brodie
Published: Monday, December 6, 2021 - 1:18pm
Updated: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 9:24am

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David Cutler is co-author of "Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation."

The pandemic has caused a lot of people to rethink where they live, especially as many of us worked from home.

There were stories about city dwellers leaving for the outdoors and more space, and how some smaller communities started to see big influxes of new residents.

But how are cities trying to respond? And has the pandemic caused a fundamental change in how they operate? 

David Cutler has put a lot of thought into these kinds of questions. Cutler is a professor of applied economics at Harvard University, where he focuses on health care economics; he’s also co-author of the book, "Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation."

The Show spoke with him recently and asked what, from his perspective, have been the biggest impacts on cities of what we’ve all been dealing with for the past nearly two years.

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