Joint organiser: Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility, and Urban Agenda (MITMA)
This Policy Lab built on the EUKN ‘Thinking Beyond the Crisis’ series, exploring the urban impacts of the coronavirus outbreak in EUKN member countries. The webinar offered a platform to reflect on cities rethinking their approach to urban space in light of COVID-19, focusing on urban health as a holistic concept interwoven with everyday life.
After an overview of city actions and policy responses from Eurocities, urban strategies from Barcelona, Torrent, Paris and Milan were presented (details below). Participants then moved on to discuss four key urban health themes: sustainable mobility and transport, health and urban planning, inequality and the social dimension, and national urban policies.
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