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Even as countries begin the long, slow climb out of lockdown, there’s growing recognition that whatever our societies and economies look like once this is all over, it won’t be much like 2019.

When we return to work, what will work look like? What kind of cities and economies will we live in? And while the affluent West plans an escape, the world’s war-torn regions await an even greater crisis on the horizon. 

Goodbye open-plan office

The pandemic will end many of the things we love --- some of our favourite restaurants, bars and cafes might never reopen, and cheap holidays could be a long way off.