Can Sydney’s hospitality venues be saved by modifying how outdoor spaces are used?

Businesses are on the brink. Sydney’s lockdown is threatening to bankrupt small businesses that were already struggling to make ends meet. While the lockdown won’t last forever, there are ways the government can help struggling businesses bring in more customers once doors reopen. The City of Sydney is experimenting by allowing hospitality venues turn streets into an al fresco paradise by offering new on-street dining opportunities.

Monday Daily Presenter Jarred Cross spoke to Thami Croeser, urban planner and spatial analyst working with the ICON science program to discuss modifying outdoor spaces for eating and socialising.

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