“Ultra-wide band and 5G make it possible to stay connected”
Michelangelo Suigo, INWIT Director of External Relations and Communications, has written for Formiche.net an article on the “New Normal” in cities. The cities of tomorrow will have to adapt to the new needs that have arisen in these months, rethinking urban spaces from a digital and green perspective.
The pandemic has changed the world of work, but the new scenario can be an opportunity for renewal. The article that Michelangelo Suigo, INWIT Director of External Relations and Communications, has written for Formiche.net focuses on the cities and workers of the future.
“Studies suggest a city significantly changed, with more empty spaces and fewer people between and in its buildings” writes Suigo, making reference to “Empty Cities”, published by the Il Sole 24 Ore newspaper, which reported how in Milan in September 2020, a period when conditions were more or less approaching normality, the percentage of employees working on site fluctuated between 5 and 60%, with an overall average of around 50%. The average weekly flow of workers in the various city offices was lower by 30% compared to the pre-pandemic period. Traffic and mobility were similarly changed: the average flows of traffic were -15% against the previous year; the crisis situation also affected public transport, reporting a 50% drop. These figures suggest that the cities of the future will have to adapt to a new function for offices and the management of remote working.
“The cities of tomorrow will have to adapt to the new needs that have arisen in these months, rethinking urban spaces from a digital and green perspective – continues Suigo. Those who will continue to live in the city for work needs, evaluating whether to work at home or in new spaces in co-working or in suitably equipped public areas, will need a highly technological infrastructure, already in place with the 5G revolution ”.
“A highly technical infrastructure, already in place with the 5G revolution”.
Michelangelo Suigo, INWIT
Digitalised Pubic Administration and Health Service
In his contribution on Formiche.net, Suigo underlined the importance of having a digitalised Public Administration and Health Service : “The goal is to offer citizens not only better working conditions, but also those services necessary for living life in the city to the full. Consider the advantages of a digitalised public administration and health service, able to give answers in rapid time, or a new model of mobility, able to ease the pressure of traffic in historic centres, giving them back to inhabitants and tourists.”
“The city that we can expect to live in will probably be less populated and with fewer workers in the offices, but not less liveable as a result. On the contrary, making the most of the opportunity given in this particular moment, we could finally meet the growing demand for a safe, sustainable and connected city”, concludes INWIT’s Director of External Relations and Communications.