The planning authorities here have spent decades striving towards decentralising the Central Business District (CBD) by bringing workplaces closer to homes; and now in a matter of a few weeks, the revolution is well under way. Companies have been forced to quickly discover the viability of working from home.
Thanks to technology, it looks set to be a permanent corporate strategy for some functions within organisations, giving town planners a great opportunity to build on the trend.
What can we expect if working from home becomes the new norm? Does this mean CBD office occupancy and rents could suffer?