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Webinar: Asian Cities in the Global (Urban) Governance of COVID-19
September 24, 2020 - 16:00-17:15
Networking Cities in a Time of Crisis: Asian Cities in the Global (Urban) Governance of COVID-19
by Prof Michele Acuto (ARI ASIA TRENDS 2020)
Prior to the advent of the coronavirus pandemic cities the world over had been progressively taking a centre stage in global efforts to tackle the challenges of climate change, resilience, migration and more. Spearheaded by the major networks of cities such C40, but also with substantial support from the philanthropic sector and the multilateral arena, cities held a leading role on many fronts. In what ways has this been impacted by COVID-19 and the pandemic crisis that it plunged us into, shutting down cities and halting global connections? Are there deeper trends at work, which the current situation might either be hiding or enhancing?
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