Cities in the Age of COVID-19Export this event to calendar

Friday, September 25, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

As COVID-19 continues to hit our urban areas hardest, what makes our cities attractive also makes them most vulnerable to the virus. Mass transit, the concentration of people and capital, and planned density all aid in the spread of the virus. In a rush to interpret an uncertain future, some theorists have suggested 70-years of rapid global urbanization might be over. But has the death of cities been greatly exaggerated?

Join us alongside moderator and recently retired planning legend professor Pierre Filion and a panel of urban theorists, policy makers and practitioners from around the world to discuss how cities are evolving to offer safety and security for their citizens in this new reality.

Panelists:

  • Heather Hall, Assistant Professor, School of Planning, University of Waterloo
  • Juan Morena Cruz, Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair, School of Environment, Enterprise & Development, University of Waterloo
  • Sheila Botting (MA ’84, Geography), Principal & President, America’s Professional Services at Avison Young
  • Karanja (Isaac) Mwangi (PhD ‘94, Regional Planning & Resource Development), Chairman, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Nairobi

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