UCL Urban Laboratory


The Urban Salon: The post-covid city?

21 January 2021, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

Covid signage in city

In this first Urban Salon event since Covid-19 hit, we consider the post-covid future of cities in London and beyond.

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In June 2020 Florida proclaimed - This Is Not the End of Cities - both the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement create opportunities to reshape cities in more equitable ways (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-06-19/cities-will-survive-p...).

Thursday 21st of January 5pm - 6:30pm (GMT) via zoom.

Chairs: Monica Degen, Brunel University London, and Loretta Lees, University of Leicester

In this first Urban Salon since covid hit we consider the post-covid future of cities in London and beyond, critically evaluating Florida’s proclamation by zooming in on 3 themes – urban public space, tourism, and young people.

We have invited four speakers from across the academic and urban professional sector to respond to the Florida proclamations from their research expertise and share with us their thoughts and hopes for the future of cities.

Once you subscribe to the event a zoom link will be sent in advance on the day.

Click here for more details on the Urban Salon. 

About the Speakers

Dinah Bornat

Director at ZCD Architects - youth

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Nuriah Benach

Lecturer, Geography at Barcelona University

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Eleanor Warwick

Head of Strategic Policy & Research at Clarion Housing Group

Paola Jiron

at University of Chile, the Housing Institute

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Wilbard Kombe

at University of Dar es Salaam

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