COVID-19 and Cities: Approaches From Around the World

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The ongoing pandemic is threatening cities across the globe in an unprecedented way, impacting not only public health but also the economy and how we interact in our communities. ​This webpage is collecting a wide range of approaches to COVID-19 through a selection of resources, events, and blogs. ​Please visit the World Bank Group’s COVID-19 webpage for information on its coordinated response to all aspects of development.
 Featured resources
Coronavirus Speaker Series: Sharing Knowledge to Respond with Resilience is a weekly session organized by the Global Resilient Cities Network and the World Bank as a knowledge sharing session for cities in response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Visit Cities Resilient Network website to see the materials from the previous sessions.
GPSC Resource Team has come up with a list of resources WRI, C40, and ICLEI are putting together for cities, related to responses to COVID-19. The list includes events, blogs, webinars, articles and other tools.
What are other cities in the world doing? Have a look at the database of public sector innovations to tackle C19 compiled by OECD here
- World Bank blogs (Sameh Wahba, Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Mami Mizutori, Lauren Sorkin). 12 May 2020.  Cities are on the front lines of COVID-19
- Harvard GSD Grounded Visionaries (Sameh Wahba et al). 12 May 2020. Virtual Event: Cities and Contagion – Implications of COVID-19 on Cities and the Urban Poor
- World Economic Forum (Sameh Wahba, Somik Lall). 11 May 2020. The World Bank predicts areas most at risk to coronavirus
- World Economic Forum (blog) (Sameh Wahba and Jan Vapaavuori). 07 May 2020 What Helsinki can teach the world's cities about dealing with the coronavirus crisis
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