Future of Work: Scenario Planning for COVID-19 Recovery

The Future of Work Scenario Planning Workshop will engage experts in transportation, major employers, and real estate and development companies in June 2021. The experts (n=30 to 40) will define a key focal issue around the future of work in response to COVID-19 recovery and the corresponding timeline for the scenarios (e.g., 1 to 3 years, 4 to 6 years). The workshop will identify key driving forces including critical uncertainties, develop plausible scenario worlds, and identify key policy strategies and research recommendations to maximize social and environmental outcomes. University Transportation Center (UTC) researchers will integrate key findings from the Telemobility UTC longitudinal panel survey, which documents work-from-home/telework activities of respondents and their preferences for the future of work in COVID-19 recovery. The workshop will also inform future UTC respondent surveys on work-from-home/telework. The workshop will focus on employers and real estate/development company responses to COVID-19 recovery based on key driving forces, such as state of the virus/vaccine (public health and safety), employee preferences, and economic factors (productivity and revenue). Experts will examine potential impacts on transportation modes such as public transit, shared mobility, and auto ownership/use. The scenarios will also inform regional modeling efforts and policy strategies to maximize the public good.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      Northwestern University, Evanston

      Transportation Center
      Evanston, IL  United States  60208
    • Principal Investigators:

      Shaheen, Susan

      Mahmassani, Hani

    • Start Date: 20201001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220331
    • Actual Completion Date: 20221115
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01769196
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Tier 1 Center on Telemobility
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3552047139
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Apr 8 2021 11:44AM