Nairobi, 27 August 2020 - The second COVID-19 Urban Thinkers Campus Series organized by UN-Habitat ended with a set of key recommendations produced through 32 virtual webinars engaging more than 2,500 participants.
As part of the COVID-19 Campaign run by UN-Habitat, the sessions engaged a large range of stakeholders to show-case actions and reflect on key issues. Panelists included city and community leaders, social workers, grassroots women leaders, planners and researchers, scientists and business leaders engaged in addressing the pandemic on the ground and preparing for a post-COVID-19 future in cities.
The success of the Second COVID-19 Urban Thinkers Campus Series which finished at the end of July involved key partners of UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign including: Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Bufete de Estudios Interdisciplinarios A.C., City of Mannheim/STIRN, Colegio de Jurisprudencia Urbanística (CJUR Internacional), Delft University of Technology, European Urban Knowledge Network (EUKN), Eutropian, Global Urban Development (GUD), Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (formerly Mistra Urban Futures), Huairou Commission, International Real estate Federation-Arabic Countries, International Union of Architects (UIA), ISOCARP Institute, Metropolitan and Territorial Planning Agencies Global Network, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) – India, Red Dot Foundation, Rujak Center for Urban Studies (RCUS), Sushant University – Gurgaon, Smartly, Social Entrepreneurship on the SDGs, Technical University Berlin, Technical University of Munich, The International Réal Estate Federation (FIABCI), The Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI), Urban Inc./ Odaia Creativa Association, U.S Green Building Council, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), World Habitat and World Vision International
The discussions have been compiled into a report (HERE) that highlights key outcomes.
The report of the First UTC Series held in May 2020 is available here.