Cities for Global Health: Collective responses to the COVID-19 emergency
The global crisis generated by the COVID-19 outbreak is pushing cities of all shapes to give immediate answers to an emergency that is seriously threatening not only citizens’ health, but the social cohesion, the economy and the infrastructures of our territories.
While the virus spreads regardless of administrative boundaries, territorial scales or weather conditions, affecting millions of individuals simultaneously in different ways, it drives us to overcome management barriers. In metropolitan spaces, the collaboration of central cities and peripheries can make a huge difference to ensure that quality of life is not further threatened under scenarios of fragility and that no one is left behind.
Seeking to foster collective responses and facilitate the access of decision-makers to first-hand experiences about how urban areas can deal with COVID-19, local and regional governments of all sizes from across the globe are invited are sharing their responses to tackle the virus.
Solutions and measures being implemented by cities are provided for several themes, including mobility.
To view the case studies, please see here.