Panel Discussion

17 November 2020
UTC: 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

In the second quarter of 2020, much of the world’s office workforce transitioned to working from home. But many homes were never intended to double as workspaces; childcare takes on entirely new, daunting dimensions; and the lack of traffic into central business districts is severely damaging local economies. Many workers say they’d like to get back to the office, missing camaraderie and collaboration. Yet, in the future, it’s likely more people will work from home than before the pandemic. A panel of leading experts discusses how they’ve dealt with the work-from-home surge in their own lives and companies, and how we’ll work next.

Social and Economic Impacts of the Work-From-Home Surge

William Murray
Founding Partner, Director, Wordsearch Place, London
Alison Brooks
Principal and Creative Director, Alison Brooks Architects, London
Marija Zima-Bockarjova
R&D and Marketing Manager for Smart Cities and Solutions, ABB, Zurich
Roger Madelin
Joint Head of Canada Water, British Land Company PLC, London
Damla Gerhart
Senior Managing Director, CBRE Group, Inc., Chicago
Ted Weldon
Executive General Manager - Development, Lendlease, Chicago