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Second global and virtual forum | City and coronavirus: policy impacts

April 16, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Observatory on Latin America is pleased to invite you to take part in the Second Global and Virtual Forum | City and Coronavirus: Policy Impacts

The Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO-Ecuador), the Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito (MDMQ) and the University Network of Urban Studies (Civitic), convene the Second Global Forum Cities and Coronavirus: The Impacts of Policies. For the organization of the event, a worldwide number of networks (31) and institutions (76) have joined, concerned about the impact that Covid-19 can have on the cities of the planet.

The first Global Forum discussed on the impact of the Covid-19 measures in cities of the five continents, in the second one we will make a cross-sectional analysis of certain relevant topics. go to post (in English)  – download/view summary pdf (in Spanish)

The main objective of this Second Global Forum is to debate the main impacts of the policies proposed to face the COVID-19 pandemic and their evaluation in the city environment.

The forum will be held on Thursday, April 16 at 3:30 p.m. (continental Ecuador time, GMT -5), through the Blackboard Collaborate platform; in which there will be five presentations, each lasting fifteen minutes and, subsequently, a debate will be opened among those attending.


Global welcome, description of the Second Global Forum
15.30 – 15.40: Fernando Carrión, Department of Political Studies of FLACSO Ecuador.
Presentation for Latin America and the Caribbean: #QuedateEnCasa
15.40 – 15.55: Ana Sugranyez and Alfredo Rodríguez, Sur Consultores, Santiago de Chile.
Presentations for Europe: # Quarantine
15.55-16.10: Antoni Castells, Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona.
Presentation for North America: # Sanitation
16.10 – 16.25: Diane Davis, Harvard University, Cambridge.
Presentation for Asia: # Epidemiological Surveillance and # Handwashing
16.25– 16.40: Oscar Carracedo, National University of Singapore (to be confirmed)
Presentation for Oceania: #Distanciamientosocial
16.40 – 16.55: Anthony Byrne, University of Sydney. (to be confirmed)
Presentation for Africa: # Health policy vs. Economic policy
16.55 – 17.10: Gemma Solés, Culture SDG & Urban Africa, Wiriko.
Open debate
17.10 – 17.30: Moderators:
Jaime Erazo, Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito
Manuel Dammert-Guardia, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Call for the Third Global Forum
17.30- 17.45: Fernando Carrión, Department of Political Studies of FLACSO Ecuador.

Registration and Inscriptions:
Roberto Benítez: rcbenitezfl@flacso.edu.ec
Fernando Carrión: fcarrion@flacso.edu.ec
Jaime Erazo: j.erazoespinosa@gmail.com
Media or virtual links:
Blackboard: https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/85c3515575bd42a3813834bcc97e8163
Facebook live: Civitic Urban Studies
Youtube live: Civitic Urban Studies.