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Abstract

LEARNING FROM CITIES TO BUILD BACK BETTER FROM COVID-19

The pandemic has forced countries and cities to implement various movement control measures and closure of businesses that have resulted in shrinking economic activities in cities and massive revenue loss of local governments.

While the effects of COVID-19 provided some positive environmental outcomes, such as temporary reductions in emissions and improved urban air quality, the opportunity to have a sustainable and green urban recovery is still to be realised.

This Global Compendium of Practices on Local Economic and Financial Recovery includes experiences and lessons from different cities on COVID-19 recovery. The provision of global practices gives cities across the globe an opportunity for peer-learning in developing and implementing their immediate response and recovery plans.

This publication is a result of a joint partnership between UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA), UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC), UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and UN-Habitat City Resilience Global Programme (CRGP).

Publication Year
2021
Publisher
UN-Habitat
Number of Pages
132 pages