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Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia

2020-03-31T13:53:06+01:00

Columbia City Council has declared an emergency order enacting a Stay Home Stay Safe order, which will become effective on Sunday, March 29 at 12:01 a.m. Ordinance 2020-034 was discussed and voted on in a City Council session held at 2:00 pm today, March 26. According to the ordinance, because [...]

Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia2020-03-31T13:53:06+01:00

Open letter GPM Chair Mayor Kurz on Corona Crisis

2020-03-24T11:16:38+01:00

23 March 2020 - "For the first time we are facing a pandemic sparked by the Sars-CoV-2 virus. Together we must find a way to safeguard especially our vulnerable citizens and the health system that supports them. Mayors have the unique position to lead their cities, unite the people and to overcome the biggest obstacle [...]

Open letter GPM Chair Mayor Kurz on Corona Crisis2020-03-24T11:16:38+01:00

Working to ensure pandemic preparedness in our cities

2020-03-27T13:40:39+01:00

Urban Pandemic Preparedness Working to ensure pandemic preparedness in our cities The total number of infectious disease outbreaks and diversity of pathogens have increased over the past few decades Urbanization directly contributes to the risk of infectious disease (as well as indirectly through ecological changes), and promotes disease emergence in urban populations by providing conditions ideal for [...]

Working to ensure pandemic preparedness in our cities2020-03-27T13:40:39+01:00

How cities around the world are handling COVID-19 – and why we need to measure their preparedness

2020-03-27T13:36:47+01:00

An empty Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona during a partial lockdown of the city as part of a 15-day state of emergency to combat coronavirus Image: REUTERS/Nacho Doce 17 Mar 2020 Robert MuggahPrincipal, SecDev Group Rebecca KatzCo-Director, Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University More than half the world's population lives in cities, [...]

How cities around the world are handling COVID-19 – and why we need to measure their preparedness2020-03-27T13:36:47+01:00

Mayor Francis Suarez of Miami

2020-03-31T12:37:07+01:00

Miami, Fla., Mayor Francis Suarez has tested positive for coronavirus. The mayor is keeping a video diary and posting it to social media to reduce anxiety and fears people are having over COVID-19. Suarez also explained how he is managing an entire city while he is quarantined at home.

Mayor Francis Suarez of Miami2020-03-31T12:37:07+01:00

Africa is not Starting from Scratch on COVID-19

2020-03-27T13:41:14+01:00

Success against coronavirus will require national leadership, engaged local responders, and strong cooperation with NGOs by Charles Holmes and Matthew Boyce and Rebecca Katz February 27, 2020 A looming epidemic of COVID-19 in Africa presents a deadly threat. This is especially the case in densely populated urban areas with limited opportunities for social distancing, [...]

Africa is not Starting from Scratch on COVID-192020-03-27T13:41:14+01:00

How reducing inequality will make our cities safer

2020-03-03T12:13:36+01:00

02 Mar 2020 Authors: Robert Muggah Principal, SecDev Group Sameh Wahba Global Director, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, World Bank Overlapping forms of inequality contribute to violent victimization in cities, from wealth inequality to educational opportunities and property rights; In virtually every city, the vast majority of violent crime is [...]

How reducing inequality will make our cities safer2020-03-03T12:13:36+01:00

Local and regional governments speak to the World Urban Forum through the World Assembly

2020-02-24T16:27:15+01:00

Local and regional governments speak to the World Urban Forum through the World Assembly in Abu Dhabi This is originally published by UCLG here, the GPM is member of the Global Taskforce and was present at the WUF10. Over 500 participants gathered at the World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments, convened [...]

Local and regional governments speak to the World Urban Forum through the World Assembly2020-02-24T16:27:15+01:00

GPM Virtual Parliament at the World Urban Forum

2020-02-18T10:35:42+01:00

For the first time ever, the Global Parliament of Mayors was officially represented at a World Urban Forum. The World Urban Forum, organised by UN-Habitat, is the world’s premiere international conference on all aspects of urban policy. The World Urban Forum 10 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in February 2020 brought together 12.000 politicians and [...]

GPM Virtual Parliament at the World Urban Forum2020-02-18T10:35:42+01:00