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This week Norman Foster made predictions about post-coronavirus cities



This week on Dezeen, British architect Norman Foster said that the coronavirus pandemic will not fundamentally change cities.
Foster believes that the pandemic could accelerate the adoption of sustainable buildings, urban farming and monorails, but will not have a long-term impact on cities.
"Is Covid-19 going to change our cities"" asked the founder of London studio Foster + Partners. "I suggest that it might seem so now, but in the wider arc of history, the answer is no."
Lesley Lokko resigns as dean of architecture at New York's City College in "profound act of self-preservation"
This week saw Scottish-Ghanaian architect Lesley Lokko resign as dean of the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College in New York. Lokko, who resigned due to a crippling workload and a lack of empathy for black women, described the move as a "profound act of self-preservation".
Meanwhile, D&AD deputy president Ben Terrett declined to take on the role of president of the UK design and advertising body saying "there has not been enough diversity" in industry leadership roles.
IKEA launches Buy Back initiative for unwanted furniture
In design news, Swedish furniture retailer IKEA unveiled a buy-back initiative that will see it buy back unwanted IKEA products for up to 50 per cent of their original price.
"Sustainability is the defining issue of our time and IKEA is committed to being part of the solution to promote sustainable co...
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