Rethinking the city: how mayors respond to the needs of a post-COVID city

 

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This pandemic has been a wakeup call, which has shown that cities are at the front lines of the COVID-19 response and that the virus has the power to reconfigure urban spaces and human interactions. This webinar discussion will be open to all mayors from around the world. Mayors will be given the opportunity to go beyond sharing emerging good practices at the local level by debating their visions for an improved post-COVID city and the urban agenda. In panels and open debates mayors will discuss how they have reframed their knowledge and experience in light of the shifts caused by COVID-19. Issues on expanded governance, democracy, public health, urban sustainability, education and culture are among the topics that will be discussed. In addition to mayors, leaders of city networks and international organisations will be invited to share their expertise in the debates. This webinar will also facilitate a Q&A session for everyone to put forward questions, particular interests and concerns.

MODERATOR?

Dr. Shipra Narang Suri, Chief Urban Practices Branch, UN-Habitat. Twitter: @ShipraSuri 

WHO PARTICIPATED?
MAYORS


Ricardo Rio

Mayor of Braga
Portugal


Rohey Malick Lowe

Mayor of Banjul
The Gambia


Hayet Bayoudh

Mayor of Carthage
Tunisia


Pedro Palacios

Mayor of Cuenca
Ecuador


Annekatrin Klepsch

Deputy Mayor of Dresden
Germany


Emil Boc

Mayor of Cluj-Napoca
Romania


Mxolisi Kaunda

Mayor of eThekwini/Durban
South Africa


Grace Mary Mugasa

Mayor of Hoima
Uganda


Tunç Soyer

Mayor of Izmir
Turkey


Peter Kurz

Mayor of Mannheim
Germany


Esther Ndyanabo

Mayor of Mityana
Uganda


Landing B. Sanneh

Mayor of Mansakonko Area Council
The Gambia

Geoffrey Ngiriker
Mayor of Nebbi
Uganda


Graig Simmons

Lord Mayor of Oxford
The United Kingdom of Great Britain


Leoluca Orlando

Mayor of Palermo
Italy


Óscar Escobar

Mayor of Palmira
Colombia


Manuel de Aurajo

Mayor of Quelimane
Mozambique


Catarina Vaz Pinto
Deputy Mayor International Relations & Culture
Lisbon, Portugal


Mohamed Sadiki

Mayor of Rabat
Marocco


Bryan Barnett

Mayor of Rochester Hills
U.S.A


Xosé Antonio Sánchez Bugallo

Mayor of Santiago de Compostela
Spain


Baikuntha Neupane

Mayor of Vyas
Nepal


Jakub Mazur

Deputy Mayor of Wroclaw
Poland


Ed Johnson

Former Mayor of Asbury Park, GPM Honorary Member
USA

EXPERTS


Shipra Narang Suri
Chief Urban Practices UN Habitat
Nairobi, Kenya


Ian Klaus

Senior Fellow
Chicago Council on Global Affairs


Kobie Brand

Deputy Secretary General ICLEI
South Africa


Charles Landry

Urban Specialist Creative City
GPM Advisory Committee Member


Rachel Locke

Director of Impact:Peace
University of San Diego


Juma Assiago
Specialist-Safer Cities, HR&SIU/Urban Practices Branch
UN Habitat


Aziza Akhmouch

Head of Division Cities
OECD


Eric Corijn

Professor Urban Studies Free University of Brussels
GPM Advisory Committee member


Thomas George

Chief of Urban and Senior Advisor
UNICEF


Pier Luigi Sacco

Professor of Cultural Economics, University of Milan
Senior Researcher, Visiting Scholar
Harvard University


Dr. Ege Yildirim

Heritage Planner, ICOMOS Focal Point for the SDGs
Istanbul


Wolfgang Teubner

Regional Director
ICLEI Europe