World Bank Learning Forum: Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience & Land Global Practice (GPURL)
COVID-19 has laid bare the long-standing inequities faced by people around the world – especially those with limited access to health care, infrastructure and other essential services. In cities, home to over half of the world’s population, such chasms have been deepened by the pandemic. Although urbanization has been accompanied by lower poverty, job creation and growth, distribution of such urban gains has been uneven, often marked by striking spatial, social and economic inequalities within cities.
In reimagining the post-COVID-19 future, policy makers, international agencies, and other non-state actors are all concerned with getting it right. It has become evident that without addressing inequities that have left many behind, it is impossible to build inclusive cities that are livable and prosperous for all. How can we introduce new ways of (re)building cities from an equity perspective, prioritize the poor and vulnerable in decision-making, and enhance overall the resilience of cities? This World Bank Live session engages with a rich set of panelists to discuss the path forward.
Objective & Agenda
The World Bank is hosting four stimulating conversations on the future of cities in the era of COVID-19.
The sessions cover Equity, the Future of Work, Environmental Sustainability and Municipal Finances and are part of a week-long learning forum organized by the Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience & Land Global Practice (GPURL) at the World Bank.
You can find more information and watch the sessions here.