In this 14th edition (August 20th, 2020), we highlight the importance of inclusive and accessible communication of data to communities; the role of relief funds in supporting the most vulnerable; and the compound impacts of wildfire smoke on respiratory viruses such as flu and COVID19.
Cities like Cape Town show how detailed information can be shared publicly, and displayed and disseminated in an engaging way, reducing the stress for communities interpret complex data. Relief funds are being established in the UK to enable the public and business to contribute financially to recovery by supporting the most vulnerable through an organised and trusted mechanism for donations. As wildfires takes hold in the United States surge capacity will be needed in healthcare settings to manage compound impacts of smoke on respiratory viruses such as flu and COVID19. And cities in India are enhancing knowledge and practice globally by sharing transferable lessons learnt from tackling COVID-19, including technology, communication, governance, and participation.
Produced by The University of Manchester, UK (Professor Duncan Shaw, Dr Jennifer Bealt, David Powell and Professor Ruth Boaden) in partnership with the Global Resilient Cities Network (Sam Kernaghan)