In a new book, to be published on 16 October by Bristol University Press, Professor Robin Hambleton, a Past President of the European Urban Research Association, suggests that local leadership can help societies recover from the pandemic and address modern societal challenges.
In the book, Cities and Communities Beyond Covid-19. How local leadership can change our future for the better, Robin argues that successful recovery strategies will need to address four major challenges at once: the Covid-19 health emergency, a very sharp economic downturn arising from the pandemic, the climate emergency, and deep-seated social, economic and racial inequality.
The Bristol Festival of Ideas is hosting a ‘virtual’ launch of the book at 5.00 pm (UK time) on 8 October 2020. In a session chaired by Andrew Kelly, Director of the Festival, Robin will discuss the concepts and ideas set out in the book with Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, and Sheila Foster, Professor of Urban Law and Policy at Georgetown University, Washington DC.
If you would like to see the launch and participate in the discussion please register for this ‘virtual’ event here. It is, of course, free to participate but numbers could be limited so please register soon if you are interested.