Virtual expert exchange with focus: "Municipal Response to COVID-19"

In the virtual expert exchange format, colleagues share their experience on specific topics over 1.5 to 2.5 hours in a virtual room.

The current focus of the exchange is on learning experiences at the municipal level in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cities worldwide are still experiencing the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic throughout all their municipal departments. In addition to public health care, municipal services must be maintained during the crisis. Local governments must also ensure their own ability to function properly. Some consequences of the pandemic, such as halting economic development, hit local authorities first. Municipalities are currently having to learn to cope with new situations very fast. But the crisis has also shown how important the resilience of municipalities is: this directly applies to local crisis management and disaster preparedness as well as the need for continually adaptive urban planning and development towards increasing the resilience of cities. The current crisis has shown and proven once again that resilience is an essential capacity of municipalities.

Many cities and municipalities have found solutions to the new challenges and developed new strategies. In order to better address the issues related to the pandemic, it is now necessary to share and possibly develop these solutions and strategies together.

From August to December 2020, Connective Cities organised a series of virtual dialogue formats in cooperation with committed municipal stakeholders on measures, challenges and approaches to overcome the Corona crisis. Follow-up events focusing on "Recovery / Urban Renewal" with and after COVID-19 are planned in 2021.

 

2020 Conference Series Overview

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International exchange of experiences: lessons learned in the Covid-19 crisis

International exchange of experiences: lessons learned in the Covid-19 crisis

25.08.2020 - 09.12.2020

Connective Cities invites German and international urban practitioners to a virtual…

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Provision of basic services: water supply

Provision of basic services: water supply

18.01.2021

Review of the virtual exchange for Sub Saharan Africa on 27th October 2020

Infection chains - preventing infections through distance, communication and support for the informal sector

Infection chains - preventing infections through distance, communication and support for the informal sector

05.01.2021

Review of the virtual exchange for Latin America on 14.10. and 05.11.2020

International exchange of experiences: lessons learned in the Covid-19 crisis

International exchange of experiences: lessons learned in the Covid-19 crisis

14.12.2020

Connective Cities global exchange series on ”Municipal Response to COVID-19”

Municipal services in the pandemic

Municipal services in the pandemic

17.11.2020

Review of the international virtual expert exchange on November 4, 2020

Communication in the crisis: citizens, passengers & customers

Communication in the crisis: citizens, passengers & customers

13.11.2020

Review of the international virtual expert exchange on October 28, 2020

The role of innovation in curbing the impacts of the pandemic

The role of innovation in curbing the impacts of the pandemic

07.11.2020

Review of the virtual expert exchange for the MENA region on October 14, 2020

Digitalisation of Municipal Services in Southeast Europe (SEE) and Caucasus

Digitalisation of Municipal Services in Southeast Europe (SEE) and Caucasus

14.10.2020

Review of the virtual expert exchange on October 7, 2020

Pandemic Response in refugee-hosting cities

Pandemic Response in refugee-hosting cities

12.10.2020

Review of the virtual expert exchange for the MENA region on August 27, 2020 | Outlook on further…

Civil society initiatives during and after the corona pandemic

Civil society initiatives during and after the corona pandemic

09.10.2020

Review of the virtual expert exchange for the MENA region on August 25, 2020

Municipal responses in the COVID-19 crisis: Experiences with contact tracing and outbreak management

Municipal responses in the COVID-19 crisis: Experiences with contact tracing and outbreak management

01.10.2020

Review of the virtual expert exchange on September 28th, 2020

Work in crisis teams and operational crisis planning - basic principles and their application

Work in crisis teams and operational crisis planning - basic principles and their application

18.08.2020

Connective Cities virtual learning event on 26 August 2020

 
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