We consider how addressing financial concerns of individuals, communicating with migrants and refugees, and delivering the vaccine to unregistered people can play a key role in the response and recovery from COVID-19.
We consider how the safety of pedestrian crossings, reducing food waste, protecting migrants and refugees, and responding to vocal vaccine deniers can play a key role in response and recovery from COVID-19.
The world is falling short of promises made under the Paris climate deal to help the most vulnerable nations deal with the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change. As cities increase in number and size, urban dwellers feel the impacts of these changes most.
More time playing outside links to higher levels of happiness, however, our cities often lack opportunities or a city-wide approach to play.
#LAConversa: Let’s Talk About Urban Resilience is a collaboration between LA Network and Resilient Cities Network created with the objective of starting conversations about the main problems that Latin American and Caribbean cities face today. These conversations took place with the participation of seven cities, Ciudad Juárez, Colima, Mexico City, Panama City, Medellín, Quito and Montevideo and one state authority from the State of Jalisco.
It is estimated that the duration of school closure due to the pandemic has been significantly longer in Latin America than in other regions such as Europe, Africa and Asia, increasing negative effects on education in the region - there is a huge challenge regarding the reopening of schools. This seventh dialogue counted with the presence of two cities - Bogotá and Buenos Aires; and two national governments in Latin America - Costa Rica and Uruguay.
The health emergency has profoundly transformed the relationship between citizens and their streets, services and public spaces - contemporary public spaces should no longer be understood as isolated places but rather as a public and continuous network that provides access and connection to the different elements that shape cities. This sixth dialogue counted with the presence of three cities in Latin America - Bogotá, Colima and Puerto Escondido.
There is an urgent need to maximize the capacities of the digital ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean, so it becomes an effective tool to fight Covid-19 and turns into a solid foundation for building more resilient urban communities. This fifth dialogue counted with the presence of three cities in the region - Salvador, Fortaleza and Recife.