8th June 2020 Carla Washbourne UCL STEaPP @CarlaWashbourne Carla is a Lecturer in Environmental Science and Policy at UCL, in … Read More
INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE What is Emergency Health Foresight and what are we at risk of un-learning as the world returns to ‘normal’? Prof Tolu Oni on what in Urban Health has been revealed by the crisis
Cities are on the front line of the fight against the COVID-19 health crisis, fostering collective responses by sharing data, scientific knowledge and best practices. Some of the most relevant advances in urban management were developed in response to public health crises.… Read More
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted new manifestations of old urban problems. The seminar will put emphasis on discussing Mexican cities but will also accept discussion notes on other Latin American cities.
INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE As government interventions expand in scale and scope, tensions between the short-term gains associated with COVID-19 measures and the long-term sustainability of cities are likely.
Millions of urban dwellers across the globe are currently under lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19. While the virus is not only an urban issue, it is indisputable that cities have been the focus of some of the most rapid and stringent policy decisions designed to limit its spread. Lockdowns in major global cities like Paris have preceded those in the rural surrounds, attempting to slow the spread of cases between residents living and working in crowded urban settings and limit its diffusion along the multiple transit routes by which people commute for work and leisure.… Read More
Developing an appropriate response to COVID-19 in Africa demands a nuanced understanding of the physical, economic and social factors that shape livelihoods in different African cities, argues Buyana Kareem.
Although global emphasis is on travel, cities are at the frontline of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) disease, and are critical to understanding what drives exposure to the virus, what its impacts will be, and – crucially – how to confront the pandemic.… Read More
Since the crisis started in Wuhan, global cities have been hit the hardest. The spread of the virus around the world has forced governments to cooperate, both horizontally and vertically. Why is science diplomacy key to addressing global health crises? How can local institutions deploy a diplomatic strategy to deal with them?… Read More
Esta sesión abordará la respuesta de los diferentes gobiernos iberoamericanos a la crisis del COVID-19 desde el punto de vista de la política y la diplomacia científicas. Analizaremos la relación entre la investigación médica y el diseño de políticas públicas en el contexto iberoamericano y su impacto en las decisiones de los diferentes actores gubernamentales, así como el papel de la diplomacia científica y la cooperación regional en la gestión de la crisis. … Read More