A thriving city is an economically vibrant and inclusive one. But how are economic resources prioritized, shared and managed? How are cities recovering from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? School of Cities research, programs and events look at how cities power the economic engines of our nations, and the impacts of the economy on all aspects of urban life. 

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Downtown Recovery

School of Cities collaborates with the Institute of Governmental Studies at University of California, Berkeley on the Downtown Recovery project, which is using mobile phone data to explore pandemic recovery trajectories across 63 North American cities. The project looks at visits over time to downtown areas to track rankings, patterns, and variables in the return to pre-pandemic levels of activity.

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