This conversation will explore the fissures that COVID-19 has exposed in city-planning today, and how urban planning systems can equip themselves better for future pandemic management. The webinar will touch upon the relationship between the pandemic and factors like urban health infrastructure, climate resilience, informal settlements, work and social infrastructure.
About the volume
Cities around the world have faced the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic due to widespread international connectivity, the movement of people and goods, and commercial and recreational activities in constricted spaces. The longer the pandemic rages on, the more important becomes the question of how we live and grow in urban conglomerations. What are the fissures that COVID-19 has exposed in city-planning today? How can urban planning systems equip themselves better for future pandemic management?
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Hitesh Vaidya, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs
Maitreyi Bordia Das, Manager, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, World Bank
Ramanath Jha, Distinguished Fellow, ORF
Sheetal Ranganathan, VP & Global Head, Life Sciences and Healthcare Operations, EvalueServe
Aditi Ratho, Junior Fellow, ORF; Co-editor, Rethinking Cities in a Post-COVID-19 World