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Capitals and Covid: how Londoners and Parisians see their cities in light of the pandemic

16 September 2021

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Londoners’ and Parisians’ satisfaction with their local area is undented despite lockdowns forcing them to spend much more time closer to home, and satisfaction with local services in the cities has actually increased, according to a new study of the two major European capitals. The research, by The Policy Institute at King’s College London, the University of Paris and Ipsos MORI, suggests that predictions of the "death of the city" due to the Covid-19 crisis may be wide of the mark, with the study also finding little change since 2019 in the share of Londoners and Parisians planning to move out of their city, and majorities saying their capital will bounce back from the pandemic – albeit slowly.

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covid-19 cities london paris 'working from home'

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