EURA Conversation

24/05/2021

#25 Public space

How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect the use of public space?

EURA Conversations Post #25 – 24 May 2021
Evangelia Athanassiou, School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Research on public space was already proliferating long before the COVID-19 pandemic started. And so were worries regarding the erosion of its true function as a democratic space accessible to everybody as well as projections of “the end of public space”.… Read the rest

07/06/2021

#26 A Caribbean perspective

COVID-19 – a view from Trinidad and Tobago

EURA Conversations Post #26 – 7 June 2021
Julia R. Kotzebue, habitant at the Institute of Geography at the University of Hamburg, and guest researcher at the Department of Geography at the University of West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

At the beginning of this year, when many European countries and especially their cities were confronted by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), praised Keith Christopher Rowley, Prime Minister of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for the health protecting measures and leadership his government had introduced to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.… Read the rest

21/06/2021

#27 Rewilding

Rewilding the Post-Covid City

EURA Conversations Post #27 – 21 June 2021
Siân Moxon, Centre for Urban and Built Ecologies, School of Art Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University

COVID-19 stems from our mistreatment of wildlife, but wildlife could ultimately profit, if the pandemic prompts us to rethink our relationship with nature and plan a green recovery. This is especially true in cities, where urban rewilding is critical to rebuilding healthy, resilient communities.… Read the rest

05/07/2021

#28 Black lives

COVID-19 and the movement to tackle racial inequality

EURA Conversations Post #28 – 05 July 2021
Robin Hambleton, University of the West of England, Bristol

In June 2020 the links between the COVID-19 calamity and a renewed campaign to end racism in the modern world came together at a dramatic public protest here in Bristol, of which more in a moment.… Read the rest

12/07/2021

#29 Urban mobility

New challenges for urban mobility in the city of Palermo, Italy

EURA Conversations Post #29 – 12 July 2021
João Igreja, University of Palermo

As pointed out by the United Nations, the ongoing health crisis has expanded to “a crisis of urban access, urban equity, urban finance, safety, joblessness, public services, infrastructure and transport” with severe effects on wellbeing and quality of life.… Read the rest