EURA Conversation

04/05/2020

#1 Leadership

What does Covid-19 reveal about local leadership?

EURA Conversations Post #1 – 4 May 2020
by Robin Hambleton

Robin Hambleton, Emeritus Professor of City Leadership at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic might remind people of the value of local governance and place-based leadership.

Welcome to the first in a series of weekly posts, all written by EURA members, on various aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic.… Read the rest

18/05/2020

#2 Proximity

What Covid-19 says about the concept of proximity

EURA Conversations Post #2 – 18 May 2020
by Ignazio Vinci, University of Palermo

As I write these lines, all over the world the Covid-19 pandemic is still disrupting a broad range of aspects we usually refer to as “urban life”. In many countries lockdown will be on the government agenda for weeks, with no expectation for the opening of concert halls and sports arenas, cinemas and museums.… Read the rest

18/05/2020

#3 Experimentation

Cities learn and adapt through experimentation

EURA Conversations Post #3 – 20 May 2020
by Filipe Teles

Filipe Teles, Pro-rector for Regional Development and Urban Policies, University of Aveiro, Portugal, suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic can serve as a catalyst, encouraging cities and local authorities to fast-track urban transformation.

I follow the tone of the previous posts in this new EURA Conversations channel.… Read the rest

16/06/2020

#4 Cycling

Will pop-up cycling solve our urban mobility problems?

EURA Conversations Post #4 – 15 Jun 2020
by Kartsten Zimmermann

The corona pandemic has a wide range of effects on our cities and many observers speak of cities in crisis. Some of the effects are short term and immediate (closure of shops, bars, schools, museums, collapse of parts of the economy etc.),… Read the rest

23/06/2020

#5 Peoples’ responses

People’s responses

EURA Conversations Post #5 – 22 Jun 2020
by Susanne Søholt

Susanne Søholt, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research.

In the first EURA Conversation, Robin Hambleton highlights the importance of good local leadership for handling the corona pandemic.

However, the success of local and national policies to fight back the pandemic depends first and foremost on peoples’ responses to policies restricting their everyday life – every day. … Read the rest

30/06/2020

#6 Healthy public spaces

Healthy public spaces

EURA Conversations Post #6 – 29 Jun 2020
by Marichela Sepe

Italian National Research Council & University of Naples, Italy.

The 2020 public health emergency has interested the whole word and, although in different manner and measure, changed habits and use by people of places and cities. In many countries public spaces became completely empty and new urban landscapes have substituted for the previous one, transforming the private into public.… Read the rest