City2City
20 Oct 2020

The immediate introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world’s poorest people could slow the current surge in COVID-19 cases by enabling nearly three billion people to stay at home, according to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report released today.

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How are Barcelona, Medellín, México and Guatemala using tactical urbanism to fight COVID-19? This webinar will compare practical experiences and confront difficulties and successes in both the design and implementation phases, with special emphasis on the reaction of citizens and the social changes generated by urban interventions to stop the spread of the virus.

Event Date:
28/10/2020 - 16:30
Central European Time (CET)
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19 Oct 2020

Despite the monumental challenges the world now faces, the COVID-19 pandemic presents us the world with a unique opportunity to press the “re-set button” towards a more sustainable future.

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Please join us for the 29th Session of Cities on the Frontline, jointly organized by Resilient Cities Network & the World Bank, which will focus on “Financing the Recovery”. We will be joined by Roland White, Global Lead for City Management, Finance and Governance, World Bank, Kamal Kishore, Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure India, Priscilla Negreiros, Project Manager, Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance, and Michael Koupkas, Deputy Mayor of Finance & Chief Resilience Officer, City of Thessaloniki.

Event Date:
22/10/2020 - 09:00
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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10/15/20

Regions and cities will be at the core of the €1.8 trillion #NextGenerationEU plan for a green, digital and resilient recovery. Its success will depend on each of the one million local administrators in Europe. This is their moment, their opportunity, and their responsibility.

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15 Oct 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated urgent and significant challenges for city authorities and citizens. At the same time, the crisis raises new and renewed social, economic, and public health questions and opportunities for sustainable urban development.

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13 Oct 2020

Formal private housing supply is limited in Bangladesh, forcing low and middle-income families to resort to costly informal arrangements. With current growth patterns, Bangladesh needs at least 8.5 million new houses by 2021, mostly for lower-income groups. Given the country’s commitments to providing housing for all by 2021, how can these demands be met when the situation has been further aggravated by COVID-19? 

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In a world struggling to manage both the pandemic and its spillover effects––...
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10/13/20

This discussion with world-renowned designer and urbanist Bruce Mau—author of Massive Change and MC24—will explore what design is, how it is all around us in cities, and how understanding and applying design principles offers new pathways for creating fundamentally better cities, beyond current crisis management.

Event Date:
14/10/2020 - 13:30
Central Standard Time (CST)
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This compendium, prepared by the Division for Public Institutions and Digital...
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10/9/20

Event Name: 16th Rafael M. Salas Memorial Lecture by Mark Malloch Brown: "Development after COVID-19: Stretched Resources and Strained Communities"

Event Date:
13/10/2020 - 11:00 to 13:00
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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8 Oct 2020

Cape Town, South Africa, responded quickly to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic using some of the lessons it had learned during the drought shock it experienced in 2017 and 2018, a period that acutely tested the resilience of the city. In response to the pandemic, the Chief Resilience Officer, Craig Kesson, led a transversal effort across City government that included a portfolio approach to projects and programs, paying particular attention to responding to the needs of the most vulnerable Capetonians. One of the programs in this portfolio that supported this emphasis resulted in the biggest investment in the City’s healthcare system in 20 years, and was executed in the span of two months.

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The event will discuss the implications of the climate crisis on water utilities in cities around the world and how, drawing on the experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises, utilities can strengthen their preparedness and adapt to the climate crisis using a WOPs approach. The event will also provide technical resources and offer opportunities for engaging with the GWOPA network, city and utility leaders and development partners, especially in the upcoming WOPs program supported by the European Commission.

Event Date:
12/10/2020 - 12:00 to 13:30
UTC+2
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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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6 Oct 2020

What can cities and national governments do to stop rising cases and ensure essential mobility services and livelihoods are not lost? The response to COVID-19 is a unique opportunity for African governments to promote walking and cycling not only as a quick fix but a strategic effort to build back better.

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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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5 Oct 2020

With support from the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under its “Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities (LIUPC)” project is mitigating these issues. LIUPC is ensuring sexual and reproductive health rights for women, and issues relating to gender-based violence are addressed, across 12 city corporations and 24 municipalities in Bangladesh.

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5 Oct 2020

The City Climate Finance Gap Fund (Gap Fund) helps cities in developing and emerging countries realize their climate ambitions, turning low-carbon, climate-resilient ideas into strategies and finance-ready projects.

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5 Oct 2020

Cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, and New Orleans are aiming to tackle another, longer-term emergency: the climate crisis.

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On Tuesday, 6 October at 10AM EST (New York), UNDP will host a roundtable discussion on Transitioning out of Emergency Transfers: What's next for UBI? (Round Table 11) as part of the socialprotection.org's global e-conference.

Event Date:
06/10/2020 - 10:00 to 11:00
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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Please join us for the 28th Session of Cities on the Frontline, jointly organized by Global Resilient Cities Network & the World Bank, which will focus on “Risk and Crisis Communication”. We will be joined by Olivia Jensen, Lead Scientist, Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk, National University of Singapore and Nadine Burbar, Deputy Chief Resilience Officer, Head of Local Economic Development, Ramallah Municipality, Palestine.

 

Event Date:
08/10/2020 - 09:00
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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2 Oct 2020

Here are four issues at the center of the COVID crisis for which recovery strategies can address inequality, the economic crisis and climate change all at once. While these issues by no means reflect all of the ways in which responses to climate change and inequality intersect, they are central to the challenges that the COVID-19 crisis has laid bare.

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28 Sep 2020

Thailand's universities are encouraged to source local fabric for clothing under a project launched by the government.

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We are pleased to invite you to the second webinar in the “Envisioning India" series, co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the Institute for International Economic Policy. This is a platform for dialogue and debate. We invite you to engage with us in this series of important discussions.

Event Date:
15/10/2020 - 10:30 to 12:00
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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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 Sep 2020

14 September 2020 - With Labor Day now behind us, many city leaders and residents alike are asking, “What’s next?” “What becomes of the vibrant ‘streateries’ once winter comes rolling in?”

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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 - The panel will feature high level speakers from Latin American cities to discuss different actions and projects in terms of urban mobility and transport which have helped to reduce air pollution and also improve life quality of the population. 

Event Date:
21/09/2020 - 14:00 to 15:00
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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