Video: The future of Sheffield – reshaping the heart of the city

The question of what our urban centres are used for and how they should adapt has never been more pertinent. Recently a finalist for the 2020 European City of the Year, Sheffield’s transformation was booming when the pandemic struck. But as we gain a better understanding of the long-term changes brought about by the events of 2020, can Sheffield continue the momentum and tackle the upcoming challenges with confidence?

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