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Good Society Forum: Should we be looking to cities for leadership in a post-COVID world?
May 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
More than half of the people in the world now live in cities and by 2050 that number is expected to rise to 68%. Cities and concentrated urban centres are where wealth and power are concentrated in most countries. During the COVID-19 crisis we have seen leadership from devolved authorities that have been absent from national and federal governments, highlighting the importance of dynamic cities in local, national and international governance; showcasing their resilience to national populist sentiment and drawing attention to the threats of regression should local government finances be undermined. Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol (UK) and 2010 Yale World Fellow will join other global city leaders to understand whether cities are where citizens will now look for their leadership and which will now be the primary engine for growth and innovation, particularly in a post-COVID world. Please join us for a webinar panel hosted by Emma Sky (Director, Yale World Fellows) and Nizam Uddin (Senior Head of Mosaic and Community Integration, The Prince’s Trust, and 2019 Yale World Fellow). Please register via Zoom at https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aP1UtLYiTyWIaNOkl8oF2g. Good Society Forum is a community of change-makers around the world with a common quest to build the good society. Launched in April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Good Society Forum Webinars digitally connect change makers around the world, engage them on ideas, and inspire action to build the good society.