This series was published in May 2020. For a more recent analysis on the urban impact of Covid-19, please check our new feature article series ‘One Year After’: Urban Learnings from a Year of Pandemic — published in March 2021.
Since Covid-19 became a global health crisis, cities and citizens from all over
the world have witnessed and experienced the urban dimension of the pandemic.
The ongoing crisis forces us to rethink our life in cities, but also the way
how public and private resources are used to respond to the social and economic challenges
that the pandemic has brought to the fore.
In this shifting moment,
we at CitiesToBe & anteverti are focused
on finding answers to uncertainty
and shedding light on the future of cities.
Here you will find our experts’ topic-by-topic analysis of the impact of the
pandemic in the near urban future, paired with a set of priorities for action
for cities, governments and companies:
Covid-19 will radically change our human relationships and the spaces they inhabit – which in turn becomes an opportunity to rethink our cities in order to make them more resilient and livable.
The pandemic has accelerated many digitalization processes that were predicted to be more gradual – and urban management has been no exception.
No city is big enough to face this pandemic alone, and multi-level collaboration, multi-stakeholder alliances and internationalization can and should be an accelerator of global urban resilience.