The first part was a full-day live television broadcast on the event's website and social media on 17 November, and the second part was a programme of online workshops and side events on 18 November.
The 2020 theme focused on the future of cities after the COVID-19 pandemic, with a programme structured around six key areas: adapting urban mobility to safe and sustainable travel; technologies to address global urban challenges; redesigning cities and urban living for all; ensuring an inclusive economic recovery; resilient infrastructures and urban environments to build back better; and the future of retail in a digital era.This edition's virtual forum closed with more than 242 speakers from the five continents, 86 sessions and side events and welcoming 20 489 virtual attendees.
"The Brussels Region, like other European capitals, has rediscovered its fragility, but also the great solidarity and the many resources of its inhabitants. As in the past, this health crisis will profoundly change our cities in the long term: remote working and its impact on urban functions, the growth of cycling, the need for nearby green spaces and above all the importance of working on digital inclusion."
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