Equity and Vulnerable Populations

Speaker Series #21 – Digital Technology: Underpinning Recovery

Speaker Series #21 – Digital Technology: Underpinning Recovery

The importance of digital technology has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis where digital technology has been at the center of response and recovery such as with contact tracing, contactlesss subsidy support and risk communication ... View More
Speaker Series #20 – Water and Sanitation: WASH in Crisis and Recovery

Speaker Series #20 – Water and Sanitation: WASH in Crisis and Recovery

In a world facing climate change and a global health crisis, clean water, safe sanitation, and improved hygiene has never been more important. Cities and their service providers face enormous challenges, such as aging infrastructure, high levels of non-revenue water, and poor water quality ... View More
Speaker Series #19 – Resilient Housing

Speaker Series #19 – Resilient Housing

Covid-19 has exacerbated existing inequalities between different communities in urban areas, affected by the quality, density and safety of their houses. Improved living places will protect especially vulnerable residents from other potential risks during the COVID-19 ... View More
Speaker Series #18 – Gender Inclusive Cities

Speaker Series #18 – Gender Inclusive Cities

COVID-19 crisis and related restrictions disproportionately affected women and deepened gender inequality. However, this is an opportunity to reflect and rethink inequality as we enter recovery ... View More
Speaker Series #17 – Metropolitan Resilience

Speaker Series #17 – Metropolitan Resilience

COVID-19 has exposed underlying vulnerabilities within cities’ system and exacerbates existing social inequalities transcending municipal boundaries. With traditional city boundaries becoming less fixed and meaningful, building resilience at the metropolitan scale requires new partnerships and collaborations ... View More
Speaker Series #16 – Barcelona's Digital and Green Recovery

Speaker Series #16 – Barcelona’s Digital and Green Recovery

Barcelona shared their recovery plan which emphasizes sustainability (particularly in the tourism sector), inclusive social rights, and access to digital services for a more resilient economy and more cohesive community ... View More
Speaker Series #15 – Resilient Food Systems

Speaker Series #15 – Resilient Food Systems

The pandemic has exposed a multitude of vulnerabilities within existing food systems at global and city-region levels. However, it also presents a unique opportunity to rethink food systems and help cities better prepare for potential future food crises triggered by the climate emergency or other threats ... View More
Speaker Series #14 – Compounding Vulnerabilities: Urban Heat and COVID-19

Speaker Series #14 – Compounding Vulnerabilities: Urban Heat and COVID-19

Urban heat is certainly not a new phenomenon, however COVID-19 has added on an additional layer of risk. Identifying the most vulnerable groups in overlapping ongoing crises is not easy, but essential if we are to target interventions in a resource constrained world ... View More
Speaker Series #13 – Waste Management in Crisis and Recovery

Speaker Series #13 – Waste Management in Crisis and Recovery

The pandemic is an opportunity to change the way we handle waste and rethink about our relationship with nature. In addition,waste pickers demonstrate their essential roles and it's crucial to formalize the role of waste pickers to support meaningful employment and environmental health ... View More
Speaker Series #12 – Unlocking Bogota

Speaker Series #12 – Unlocking Bogota

Cities are grappling with the massive economic costs of prolonging the lockdown while having concerns about premature reopening. Bogota identifies three challenges for relaxing the lockdown in the densely populated capital city: healthcare capacity, overcrowding in public transport, and restarting businesses while adhering to safety protocols ... View More
Speaker Series #11 – Pandemic Resilient Cities

Speaker Series #11 – Pandemic Resilient Cities

As governments around the world are gradually lifting some of the coronavirus restrictions, cities need to take the lead in exploring how to sustain economic and social activity while reducing human contact and keeping their citizens safe ... View More
Speaker Series #10 – Migrant and Refugee Sensitive COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Speaker Series #10 – Migrant and Refugee Sensitive COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Migrants and refugees have played critical roles in the response and recovery efforts to the pandemic. It is essential to ensure no one gets left behind, rebuild social cohesion and counter toxic narratives spreading along with the virus ... View More