The corona pandemic is hitting cities all over the world and affects all municipal departments. In addition to public health care tasks, all other local services must be maintained during the crisis. Municipalities must adapt quickly to the new situation in order to cope with the crisis. But the pandemic has also revealed the importance of community resilience, both in terms of crisis management and sustainable urban planning. Many cities have already identified solutions to the urgent challenges and have developed new strategies.
This fall, the international city platform Connective Cities is organizing a virtual series of events on municipal challenges, measures and approaches to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. The interactive sessions are aimed at both German and international experts. By sharing good practice examples, the participants are encouraged to develop new ideas. Developing customized and practical solutions for affected cities can also be an additional and beneficial outcome of the series in the context of a follow-up cooperation.
In addition to emergency health care and crisis management, the focus will be on the digitalization of administration, economic development, education and training, social cohesion and the resilient urban development.