Coined by the United Nations General Assembly, World Cities Day is celebrated annually on 31 October. Alexander Abrass, senior sales director, Danfoss Cooling, Turkey, Middle East & Africa, says that this year, "We, as a global community, need to address the future challenges of urbanisation and make a concerted effort in contributing to sustainable urban development, especially during the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, whilst most households work and study from home."
1 day ago
Human damage to biodiversity is leading us into a pandemic era. The virus that causes Covid-19, for example, is linked to similar viruses in bats, which may have been passed to humans via pangolins or another species.
Trade routes have been significantly disrupted this year in efforts to contain Covid-19. The effects of this are already showing: global growth is set to contract by 4.9% and growth in sub-Saharan Africa will contract by 3.2%.
Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 27 Oct 2020
Delivering an opening keynote to the first United Nations Forum of Mayors earlier this month in Geneva, Switzerland, Norman Foster, founder and executive chairman of Foster + Partners, said the coronavirus pandemic will not change cities in the long term, but it could accelerate "more sustainable and equitable trends".
26 Oct 2020