System Shocks: Urban Resilience in the Face of Unpredictability

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Monday, October 26, 2020, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM


Mary Skelton Roberts - Co-Director of Climate, Barr Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts


Sheela Patel, Chair, Shack Dwellers International, New Delhi, India
Marcela Guerrero Casas, Founder, Open Streets Cape Town, Bogota, Colombia
Carlos Moreno, Scientific Director of the Chair ETI (Entrepreneurship – Territory – Innovation), Panthéon Sorbonne University, Paris, France


The pandemic is serving as a wake-up call, laying bare our inequities and fragile systems. In many nations, the coronavirus has exposed the greed, exhaustion, and opportunity hoarding inherent in inequitable societies. We cannot go back to normal, because our recent past is no utopia. This session will explore strategies for reimagining a recovery that enables more resilient and stronger communities, cities, and systems for the next crisis and decade.

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