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Call and webinar · Cities and COVID-19: New Directions for Urban Research and Public Policies

April 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Knowledge Platform for Urban Transformation, in partnership with the project “Science Advice and COVID-19” of the International Network for Government Science Advice, the Coordination of Humanities, the Coordination for Scientific Research and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Sciences and Humanities of the National Autonomous University of Mexico UNAM, and The New School Observatory on Latin America, invites to present a discussion note for the webinar:

Cities and COVID-19: New Directions for Urban Research and Public Policies

April 29-30, 2020
10:00 – 13:00 hours; CDT North America
Deadline for proposals: April 23, 2020
More information: covid19.pctu@gmail.com

The seminar will have an orientation towards the discussion of Mexican cities, but discussion notes on other Latin American cities will also be received.

The discussion notes will be organized and presented in panels during a webinar taking place on April 29-30, 2020. The webinar will be in Spanish. The panels will be recorded and posted for free access in the Knowledge Platform for Urban Transformation webpage. The Platform will also publish a dossier with the discussion notes that are accepted and presented at the seminar. The publication will go through a blinded peer review process and will have a DOI. The date of publication will be between two and three weeks after the seminar. The authors will have an opportunity to make revisions to their discussion notes between May 9-12, either to take into account the feedback received during the seminar or the suggestions made through the peer review process.

The discussion notes must have a length between 1 ,500 and 2,000 words, not including bibliography, tables, or figures. The text should be Arial 12, with a paragraph spacing of 1.5. Tables should be included at the end of the text, indicating their location in the text. Figures should be sent in a separate file indicating their location in the text, and with a resolution of 300 dpi. The discussion notes should provide an explicit discussion of the following elements:

• The new face of an urban problem brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
• A justification of the relevance of allocating research efforts to this new face of an urban problem.
• The suggested research questions to spark new directions in urban research or public policies, including the mechanisms to strengthen the science-policy links.
• The possible case studies and research methods that can potentially advance the proposed line of research.
• At the end of the discussion note, include a brief biographic description of the author(s) of no more than 100 words.

The discussion notes should be sent to the email covid19.pctu@gmail.com cc’ing contacto@transformacionurbana.mx, indicating in the following in the subject of the email: “Discussion note proposal”. The deadline to receive discussion notes will be April 23, 2020. Participants will be notified of their acceptance and the date and time of the panel in which they have been scheduled between April 25-26, 2020.

View/download for more information (CitiesCovid19.pdf)