Access to data and information, and the transition to a more digitally enabled way of working, have been crucial to effective COVID-19 response at the household, business, and city scales. How are cities enhancing their capacity to improve digital and data-enabled tools and strategies, and reflect on what has worked well so far, to build a platform for an inclusive and flexible recovery?
Falling revenue has put municipalities under significant financial strain, and the economic toll challenges the ability of municipalities to meet the basic needs of their communities and businesses. Given this challenging context, how are cities funding and financing recovery?
As cities enter recovery, how are they rethinking infrastructure access and service design based on their experience in enabling access to basic needs and services during times of crisis?
As decision makers and communities consider options for a post-COVID-19 recovery, how are cities taking opportunities to embed environmental, social, and economic co-benefits in their recovery plans and actions?
As cities seek to bounce forward through this healthcare, economic, and social crisis, how can they balance reopening with keeping their communities safe?
With risks to communities compounded by multiple shocks and stresses, including climate-related hazards, how are cities preparing for and responding to multiple, overlapping hazard events?
As COVID-19 creates or worsens inequity, including already severe health and disability disparities, and inadequate economic opportunities, how are cities embedding equity as a fundamental principle of recovery planning?
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing vulnerability and economic disparity. How are cities responding to these changes and their impacts on the city and its communities?
As COVID-19 reveals new vulnerabilities in our urban communities, how are cities finding ways to identify and support these newly vulnerable groups?
How cities are putting vulnerability and equity at the center of recovery