Welcome to EURA Conversations
The EURA Conversations series on Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has been shaking up our world.
This lethal virus is having a truly devastating global impact on society, particularly on vulnerable people.
We wish to facilitate international exchange of views on how different cities and communities have been responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, and to explore ideas on what our world might look like in the future.
The EURA Conversations blog was launched in May 2020, conceived as a democratic space to share experiences, offer reflections and open up conversations on various aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
We intend this space to provide you with an opportunity to put forward your views.
Robin Hambleton (University of the West of England, UK)
- Alistair Jones (De Montfort University, UK)
Le Anh Long (University of Twente, NL)
Ignazio Vinci (University of Palermo, IT)
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Learning from 2020 EURA Conversations Post #16 – 11 January 2021 by Ignazio Vinci, University of Palermo A few weeks ago, a column in Time magazine […]
Media responsibility? EURA Conversations Post #15 – 14 Dec 2020 by Cristiana Rossignolo, Politecnico di Torino I would like to contribute to this series of EURA […]
Safe or free? EURA Conversations Post #14 – 30 Nov 2020 by Marta Lackowska, University of Warsaw, Poland Safety and freedom have always been qualities expected […]
Instruments and relations between different levels of government EURA Conversations Post #13 – 16 Nov 2020 by Cristina Stănuș, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania A […]
Can urban design be “Covid-safe”? EURA Conversations Post #12 – 2 Nov 2020 by Inigo Lorente Riverola, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid More than a century […]
Why place should be central to the development of any successful post COVID-19 strategy? EURA Conversations Post #11 – 19 Oct 2020 by Robin Hambleton, University […]
Not just bad? EURA Conversations Post #10 – 5 Oct 2020 by Jacob Norvig Larsen, Department of the Built Environment, Aalborg University Evidently, the Covid-19 crisis […]
Urban regeneration EURA Conversations Post #8 – 20 Jul 2020 by Sonia De Gregorio Hurtado, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Along the last months, we have been […]
Community Response EURA Conversations Post #7 – 13 Jul 2020 by Paula Russell, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin In the movies […]
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. [..]
In the first EURA Conversation, highlighted 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. That is, it depends on peoples’ trust to or fear of their authorities- and the virus. [...]
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.), some will be long term.[...]
Filipe Teles suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic can serve as a catalyst, encouraging cities and local authorities to fast-track urban transformation. [...]
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 […]