March 25, 2020     cib    

The COVID-19 outbreak is pushing cities of all shapes to give immediate answers to a global crisis that is threatening not only citizens’ health but the social cohesion, the economy and the infrastructures of our territories.

While the virus spreads regardless of administrative boundaries, territorial scales or weather conditions, affecting millions of individuals simultaneously in different ways, it drives us to overcome management barriers. In metropolitan spaces, the collaboration of central cities and peripheries can make a huge difference to ensure that quality of life is not further threatened under scenarios of fragility and that no one is left behind.

To foster collective responses and facilitate the access of decision-makers to first-hand experiences on how urban areas across the globe deal with situations alike, we invite you to join:

Cities for Global Health is an online collaborative platform that provides access to knowledge, strategies and actionable plans implemented by local and regional governments around the globe. This initiative is co-led by Metropolis and ALLAs, and is part of the "Live Learning Experience: beyond the immediate response to the outbreak", developed by UCLG and supported by UN-Habitat and Metropolis. It offers a virtual space to showcase what cities are doing and be inspired by others regarding:

  • Specific initiatives or plans to the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Initiatives or plans to face other health emergencies


For more information, please visit the website!