As highly dense population centres and hubs of economic activity, cities have taken centre stage in the COVID-19 pandemic, both in terms of the disproportionate impact of the virus on their residents and their respective responses to the crisis. However, social inequalities and insufficient infrastructure and funding are some of the reasons that has meant that the capacity and capability of different cities to contain and respond to COVID-19 has varied considerably across the world.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the panel will discuss how governments, businesses and citizens can work together to build more resilient cities. What factors are affecting cities’ abilities to address the current pandemic? And what lessons can we learn from the current crisis to build more resilient cities in the longer term and to address other challenges such as climate change?
This event is part of a fortnightly series of ‘Business in Focus’ webinars reflecting on the impact of COVID-19 on areas of particular professional interest for our corporate members and giving circles.
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Guy Grainger, EMEA Chief Executive, JLL
Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor of London, Environment and Energy
Daniel Zarrilli, Chief Climate Policy Advisor and OneNYC Director, NYC Office of the Mayor
Chair: Dr Beyza Unal, Senior Research Fellow, International Security Programme, Chatham House