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Virtual Policy Dialogue on Rethinking the Role of Cities and Urban Function

Summary

COVID-19 has reinforced the need for healthy, livable, and resilient cities, highlighting the relationship between health, space, and infrastructure. With many cities under lockdown, public transport disrupted, health-care services running overcapacity, and infections skyrocketing, it is critical to rethink the role of cities as resilient engines of growth.

This virtual policy dialogue will focus on urban development and function in Asia in the post-COVID-19 era. It will feature remarks from urban development expert Tsuyoshi Hashimoto, who will describe keys to building equitable, accommodating, and resilient post-COVID-19 cities. It will set the stage for a panel discussion on related development models for the region.

Objectives
  • Explore urban resilience after the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Identify paths to rethinking cities as resilient growth engines
Participants
  • City planners and other policy makers
  • Urban development experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations
  • Young researchers and university students
  • Interested members of the public
Output
  • Enhanced understanding of urban development in the post-COVID era
  • Policy guidance for driving resilient city growth
  • Greater impetus for dialogue, research, and collaboration toward building resilient cities

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Place

Virtual

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