Cities in 2021, key themes and outlook

After a dismal 2020, cities across the world should see growth bounce back sharply in 2021. But cities may not look and feel like they did pre-Covid. In this webinar we will cover the key themes that will affect the recovery in 2021, and also the issues that will shape the debate over the future of the world’s major cities.

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Anthony Light | Director of City Services

Anthony is Director of City Services at Oxford Economics. He specialises in sub-national economic forecasting and analysis and is responsible for overseeing our suite of global city forecasting services and city consultancy projects. Anthony has worked extensively with a broad range of clients across both the public and private sectors, especially the real estate industry.

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Richard Holt | Head of Global Cities Research

Richard is Head of Global Cities Research, with responsibility for developing Oxford Economics’ in-depth knowledge of city and regional economies, globally. Richard contributes to both our regular city forecast services and to our consultancy offer, leading major assignments for private and public sector clients. Richard has worked as an economist in London, Birmingham and New York, for the Confederation of British Industry, in the City of London for Scrimgeour Kemp-Gee, for Experian and for Capital Economics. 


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