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tv   Made in Germany  Deutsche Welle  November 19, 2020 7:30am-8:01am CET

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beginning, planning looks made in germany. next we speak different languages. we fight for different things. that's fine. but we also make up for freedom, freedom of speech, and freedom of press. giving freedom of voice, global news that matters. d. w. made for mines just when things were looking up, everything shot down again. the 1st lockdown was a nice chance to take a bit of a break for us lucky ones. and if you managed to remain untouched by the bars, fix
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a few things around the house. read lots of books, learn to bake bread, but it did drag on. and now, partly because some people let their guard down a little, a lot of us a back in lockdown. the thrill of life in the big city is dwindling. in fact, that life in general is changing in a big way, is coded 19, redefining cities as we know them. well, besides getting people to accept that mosques, good hygiene and social distancing do actually help in preventing the spread of diseases like, oh, that is just one thing i'd like to ask my workmates, friends, family, and everyone else out there. let's make this work. this is a once in a lifetime chance to change our working world for the better. lots of us probably never thought we could do our jobs from home. what a great opportunity to free up more time instead of commuting, be more creative and productive. it can take a lot of discipline, though not to get into lazy habits. this is a totally new way of working and is also
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a lot more that could change besides ever returned to normal cities teeming with traffic. people moving freely with no fear of covert 19. how will this pandemic shape the future of our cities? since the coronavirus outbreak up to 40 percent of people have been working remotely, it's an opportunity for us to rethink, you know, how we live our lives. what does that mean for our current commute? what does that mean for the nature of the office space? because if people are going back to the office part of the time that means other coworkers are not in the office when you are in the office. it's not just the world of work that's changed. transport habits have to do worry a lot that the mobility that occurs is likely to come in by single occupant vehicle
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. but in fact, if people are anxious about being in public transportation, and that will make traffic congestion actually worse, not better. the increase in automation far predates the pandemic. but some researchers say the pace of change is picking up speed. we've seen the rise in the use of drones, as well as, you know, facial recognition technology for monitoring surveillance of the pandemic has certainly celebrated the use. i think those technologies were moving pretty quickly already. so i think it's pretty hard to know how whether or not it's actually going to get faster or, or not. i think the technologies that really do interest me a lot are the self driving car technologies because those actually shape urban form . and i think unquestionably there's
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a desire for things that don't involve human interaction. but what about the people who don't have access to all this technology promptly at risk of widening the digital divide? by worry that this series of covert inspired digitalisation remote work will be even more of a source of global inequity. and will be even more of a dividing line between those people who are skilled enough to dial into the technological world. and those people who are left behind and that's not all as remote working develops jobs are increasingly likely to get outsourced. that technological connection across the globe is going to increase as a result of this. so it's going to be even more natural to turn to india for software support, even more natural to outsource various things to southeast asia. so the technology revolution is going to continue while workers might be scattered all
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over the world, commutes to get shorter. that could lead cities to have a smaller radius. in other words, urban dwellers will be able to get everywhere they need within 15 minutes on 1st or by bike to work the shops or the doctor. and that could affect the design of in this city. as we saw that in this pandemic, we are inside all the time. but imagine if there were family, private, or private, outdoor spaces, you're sure integrated into our houses that would improve, improve our quality of life quite considerably. what we've noticed, sensis pandemic is the importance of outdoor space or access to outer space. and so it's thinking of building design in might include, you know, a difference in lobby design or the way he says, our access so that people can go up and down without having to use an elevator. but
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will people also leave? bank says he's as a result of the pandemic. i think that these will definitely remain very much as likely moving places. so few men that he and big cities will definitely stay as specially in asia. this will def, this trend will go on, but the cities will change in the sense that they give access to it, to their citizens, to their users, to many different things like green, like access to work, access to technology, health, etc, on a much more local scale poor world mega cities are likely to continue to grow, at least, unless things become really absolute horrific. i mean, remember that as terrible as cold $1000.00 is the death rate so far, far less than they were say during the color, a pandemic of the 1900 century. and despite those color appendix that cities like,
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you know, berlin or paris or london continue to grow even though the cities were killing fields. so big cities on to superior any time soon. it's covered 19 is already leaving its mark on landscapes some cities like palin feel like they've turned into ghost towns. and it's pretty much the same feeling for the commercial real estate sector. business is disappearing. the amount of floor space for shops and offices that have been rented or sold is in freefall. when you compare the 3rd quarter with the same period last year, you'll see the trend is the same across germany's main st. it's. a lot of companies are either putting off decisions to rental by space or they're downsizing focused. as see the trend gathering speed, construction continues. we're closing down. everything must go. signs like these are a common sight nowadays and by their businesses are shuttered across the city. many
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for good because of coronavirus restrictions according to a survey by britain's royal institute of chartered surveyors, industry insiders expect commercial property values and lends to the crime worldwide because of the pandemic. but there are some exceptions. yes, you would have the entire non-food retail sector has been hit hard, but local delivery funds, a booming as our companies stall and transport goods. people order more and more online logistics companies are. what prices for commercial property may be sinking, and commercial rents to get construction is booming in berlin and other cities across germany, large scale projects, even entire districts are being built. how can that be the complex going up in and around the ruins of this former department?
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store in berlin will include shops, offices, arts, venues, restaurants, and apartments. but they come at a price, a $1000000.00 euros, or more for $100.00 square meters. that's not untypical the high end of downtown apartments. because of the pandemic, the developers have yet to start marketing the commercial spaces. but the apartments selling like hotcakes. we've got to look and we were a little concerned about the impact of the pandemic on the market. but we found that it's made no real difference except for a minor delay kind of time. in fact, we're seeing a heightened interest in buying property would agree with low interest rates worldwide. i mean investing in bonds is a losing game. vast amounts of money have been pouring into real estate. but how long are things like you to stay that way? i ask the head of a company that markets condominiums. this phase of
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constantly rising prices is drawing to a close. that's entirely normal. it can't go on forever, in certain segments of the market. we are indeed already seen that, especially in berlin. there are huge office blocks with vast amounts of space in cities across the globe. but millions of people are now working from home because of the pandemic. will office buildings like this one in berlin ever fill up again? i asked a board member of the public housing company, which also manages commercial property being more requests to defer rental payments. and when it comes to new leases on commercial premises, potential tenants are asking for pandemic cluess in their contracts. that means is their right to terminate if another pandemic hits in fall. but overall,
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the market is held up better than we expected earlier in the crisis. apartments where people can also work continue to be in demand, but what will happen to all the empty shops and restaurants and access office spaces? it'll be quite a challenge to find future uses for these empty premises. well, cities have been on an explosive growth trajectory over the past centuries. but take a good look at the result. in many cases, ugly, crowded, full of concrete void of green traffic gridlock, bad temperatures, the sun bouncing off all that cement. have cities had their day or could they be doing their bit to fight climate change? i think they could be the city obsolete or the solution to climate change. jericho is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world. it was a stablished 11000 years ago. the city's location near
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a river and its mild climate made it attractive because it meant the land could be farmed all year round. but many cities developed around trade routes, often by rivers. the german city of front foot is an example. others like tokyo grew around palaces now home to $38000000.00 people. it's the biggest urban area in the world. big cities are often associated with air and noise pollution, as well as rising rents. despite that city's continue to draw more and more people . advantages include access to medical care, jobs and educational institutions. half of the world's population currently resides in cities. by 2050, it's expected to be 2 thirds. but cities account for 80 percent of worldwide c o 2 emissions. something has to change in the austrian
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capital. vienna city planners have decided not to build parking spaces in a new area of town. they want to discourage car use with new housing constantly being built. there's no shortage of accommodation. the average rent at 5 euros per metre squared is pretty low. more green spaces are cropping up, and public transport is constantly being expanded to it. costs just one euro to use the city's transit system for a day. that's led to record numbers of passengers. vienna has been ranked the most livable city in the world. but during the pandemic, the number of passengers on public transport fell by 50 percent. as people returned to their cars. something city planners couldn't have foreseen. i've heard about
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a lot of people designing big incentives for the suburbs all for the serenity of the countryside. sounds entices. i don't know if i could give up early in the road . actually a mate of mine is thinking about doing just that. and so are others. coronavirus pandemic is causing city life to lose its appeal. for example, has a population density of over $4000.00 people per square kilometer. it's hard to do anything without a mosque. julian and elizabeth have lived in the german capital for nearly 30 years in the popular courts back district. but they've fallen out of love with the place as if not find it strenuous. and now i realize that i always found it strenuous but never noticed. there's aggression in the air. if you're out on your bike, for example, you constantly have these little disputes with people. notice it more now
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than he would have wanted to move away for a long time. but i was always too busy in the city and the countryside seemed so far away. pandemic has made it clear to us where we stand and where we live. we need the kind of apartment we have, the kind of neighborhood we live in and it's all been amplified now. and that sense of being hemmed in by the city life has driven us out into the countryside to find freedom. little un us has long enjoyed freedom. his family moved to a village outside 3 years ago. rents in the city have soared over the past 10 years . many young families to me for way to places where housing is more affordable.
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and so whole everything we could afford in berlin was too small. we could have had a small house the same size as our apartment, but why bother me thought we'd rather be further away, but have more space and by topic. but the distance from the city is a problem. it takes on a kolesnik an hour and a half to get to work. and there's no day cat hair i've there are no amenities within walking distance, no bakery or supermarket. you need the car for everything. 'd but they still don't regret that decision to leave the city here definitely has a calming effect just to sit outside and breathe in the fresh air or bask in the sun. 'd palin has also
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become noticeably quieter. as a media artist, florian told us elizabeth is an alternative health practitioner and has to go to her office in town. except that during a pandemic, many patients a staying away, the couple felt it was time to make some decisions. this wasn't something we've been wanting to do for a long time. the pandemic just gave us the impetus. after staring at the wall for months, we went out into the countryside to look around and choose a house. they've got the keys in july. and since then, they've spent half the time here, a 2 hour drive from berlin. and we love it here, but i don't know if that will still be the case in 5 years time, or maybe we'll find it annoying to have to drive out of the city. but right now it's just great.
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looks nice, but it's actually not all that easy to just abandon the city in the middle of a lockdown at it must be really tricky for all those digital nomads who have no one said workplace, but like to flip open their laptop in far off places. it high up in the alps or out on the endless plains of africa. it must be hard right now with travel being served restricted. it's not a bad business model. don't tell the boston wine and see what it's like. when i was on the road, you know, every day, you know, even knew it was going to happen. having
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an office job before, you know, you knew what next week was going to bring. you know, you need the commute, you knew what going and take lines from where you're going to go ahead. because, you know, man, there's a lot of routine to 5 steps are really becoming this all don't add up. want to make sure that your job is fully set to understanding that you need to move slowly, step 3, and still look for places that have lots of life by step for us to really look for places that any of entrepreneur have a place that sort of easy to leverage one
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think over has done its job and my people moving remotely, companies being ok with, you know, people working from home. and so, you know, if you live in say, new york city and you're really expensive to let their young have to go in the office. why not move to a cheaper state by going to a beach, but i'm going to knock on your right now. as i look outside my apartment, i see a parking lot. i'd rather see a beach you have to balance, work and play, and it's a lot harder to do when you're in a place that you possibly want to plan. the faster you move, the harder it is to find that out. and invariably one stouffer's, moving slowly is the key to balance your day as well as just being mentally
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stable and not exhausted. i stupidly once lost a contest and then went sailing, thinking i could just have like a chapter stone. and that was not the case. and you know, travelling around africa where there's just for weeks now, why 5, you really want to make sure that wherever you're going this great kind of a quick google search. can you say tell you, you know, people who have been there before, if it's good or bad, you know, one of the great things about working remotely as i like other people do it. and so you can usually find a lot of communities around the world of other digital nomads, not for yours. we're doing fine, exciting work. all i can use if i have on facebook or through
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a co co or you can get friends and friends. it's like finding games and, and i made it's 95 and book cafe. you come. she doesn't have air conditioning, flies everywhere. so i look for places that you know, are easy to get. so you have a lot of various activities, public transportation. i think everyone should just go do this. you know what? i specially now and it's of soon and you know, you know, you go into the office, take a break, you know, for 4 days, somewhere close by i might just do that at a beach that have a nice look out there. we don't have winters in the studio there,
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but in the meantime it's human contact. so many of us are craving. a city doesn't have to be full from a, but it can be fun when the streets of buzzing with activity and lots of tourists are in town. and i call it all off. misses that he's been using all that time on his hands to address his own pandemic juiced anxieties and pondering over whether the dinosaurs could make a comeback. fair, where is everybody? all up working from home? of course. coming up, it's a good day nunzio. remember the good old days
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you know, lynn was packed with tourists. everyone wanted to come here and they still did and we've gone into hiding to protect ourselves and office and rightfully so. 'd what do you do all day? bonnie: it's kind of death here now. well, you used to be in all the pictures.
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you had no cities deserted. just people sleep for the countryside alone reclaimed by nature. it's buildings covered in i.v. gear, prancing around the brandenburg gate. maybe even the dinosaurs will return. so it takes one to know who won the judging a level off and the rest of my team here. i'm sure i'd miss them if i had to work at home all the time. thanks for joining us for another look at the changing world of business and how our city's taking a good hard look in the mirror right now. that's how they get green up and spot up . otherwise, i might just entertain the idea of packing my bags and leaving for somewhere a little more relaxed. stay healthy, everyone,
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