City2City

The global online series titled Building Back Better: Green, Healthy and Inclusive Cities is hosted by GPSC and presented in partnership with a wide range of the platform’s partners to support cities integrating initiatives into their pandemic recovery efforts. The series brings together the perspectives of cities, multilateral development banks, UN agencies, knowledge partners, private sector and think tanks.

Event Date:
14/10/2020 - 10:00 to 11:00
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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One of the main activities of ISOCARP is the organisation of our annual World Planning Congress which focuses on a planning theme of foremost international interest. Attended by some 500-750 delegates, ISOCARP World Planning Congresses are small enough for a personal interchange of ideas on a given theme, yet big enough to encompass a broad professional and international range. The Congresses are open to ISOCARP Members (reduced congress fees), but our Society warmly welcomes non-members (individuals, parties or organisations). The Congress provides a platform for establishing professional as well as personal contacts with colleagues from all around the world.

Event Date:
07/11/2020 - 11:00 to 04/02/2021 - 15:30
Central European Standard Time (CEST)
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This year’s event becomes Smart City Live, a forum to keep our community connected, despite the current restrictions due to COVID-19. A leadership program that gathers high-level professionals from cities and companies all around the world.

Event Date:
17/11/2020 (All day) to 18/11/2020 (All day)
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World Cities Day 2020 is the seventh global celebration since the day was launched on 31 October 2014 in Shanghai, China. Under overarching theme of Better City, Better Life, the aim of the day is to focus the international community’s attention on urbanisation as a central issue for development and to encourage cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing urban challenges towards sustainable development.

Event Date:
31/10/2020 (All day)
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The 2020 Human Capital Index includes health and education data covering 98 percent of the world’s population up to March 2020, providing a pre-pandemic baseline on the health and education of people in 174 countries. The update also presents a decade-long view of the evolution of human capital outcomes from 2010 through 2020. Today, hard-won human capital gains in many countries are at risk.

Event Date:
18/09/2020 - 09:30 to 10:30
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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14 Sep 2020

14 September 2020 - Building an inclusive, green and resilient recovery is an urgent and shared global challenge. The COVID-19 crisis offers a unique opportunity to engage people in thinking about what kind of growth we want, and the importance of making human, societal and planetary well-being central to all our policies and institutions.

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14 September 2020 - The global pandemic of COVID-19 has transformed the landscape for 2020 and beyond with drastic impacts on public health and the global economy. For many it has given pause for thought and provided a new perspective on how to tackle the other global crisis, climate change. The Center on Global Energy Policy will bring together a panel of experts to discuss the road to a cleaner system and brighter economic future.

Event Date:
21/09/2020 - 12:00 to 13:30
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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14 September 2020 - Join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a candid and far-reaching panel discussion on green recovery from COVID-19, which will explore various governments’ approaches to creating jobs and cutting emissions through such elements as clean energy transition funds, carbon taxes and green infrastructure.

Event Date:
22/09/2020 - 12:00 to 13:30
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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10 September 2020 - The event will tap into BCtA’s member network of inclusive business trailblazers to highlight real-world examples of business models that address both immediate pandemic-related concerns and contribute to longer-term sustainable development and recovery. It will convene governments and multilateral organizations for strategic discussions on charting the new frontier of business and sustainable development and uncover promising new alliances across diverse sectors to spur fresh, future-proof development solutions and spark inclusive innovation.

Event Date:
16/09/2020 - 07:30 to 20:45
GMT
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10 September 2020 - The event is focused on "Post-Pandemic Recovery and Transformation: Resilient Cities, Healthy Planet." UNDP has much to add to this discussion as we are working with partners on the long-term, green recovery.

Event Date:
15/10/2020 - 08:30 to 16/10/2020 - 16:00
Central European Standard Time (CEST)
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7 Sep 2020

7 September 2020 - In the great urban debate between the co-owner of the Stand Up NY comedy club on New York City's Upper West Side and its greatest stand-up act, the comedian wins the debate hands down. Jerry Seinfeld makes the point: he won't ever leave NYC. And because he won't, we won't.

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8/27/20

27 August 2020 - For the 24th session of the Building Back Better Speaker Series, we focus on "Healthy Cities: What does a city need to be healthy?" we were joined by Wanli Fang, Senior Urban Development Specialist, World Bank, Lori Nelson, Chief Resilience Officer, Boston and Athirah Ishak, Deputy Chief Resilience Officer, Melaka.

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26 Aug 2020

26 August 2020 - Bloomberg Philanthropies, through its What Works Cities Initiative, is launching the Fiscal Health and Equity Initiative — to provide expert insights and peer-to-peer learning as mayors and city financial leaders navigate complicated and critical fiscal decisions and implement new and equity-centered interventions to help them recover financially from COVID-19.

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8/7/20

7 August 2020 - For the 22nd session of the Building Back Better Speaker Series, we focus on "Safer Schools: Resilient Infrastructure for Resilient Cities." We were joined by Ana Ardelean, Chief Resilience Officer, Tbilisi, Georgia, Alina Sava, Education Specialist, Education Global Practice, World Bank, and Raphaëlle Thiollier, Oasis Project Manager, City of Paris.

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