The Spatial Justice of Slum Upgrading: How Corona Virus might change how we deal with informal urbanisation

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IURA (International Urban Resilience Academy) Webinar series: Urban resilience facing Global Crisis at the Time of Pandemic,

SDU RESILIENCE #4 WEBINAR: Just transition facing global crises: social (in)justice and (in)formalities The webinar will tackle the issue of just transition, and the importance of considering social aspects, as well as the principles of sustainability and development, when facing urban crises. The discussion will reflect on how the most vulnerable urban population, particularly in informal settlements, were affected and responded to the pandemic. Time: 8 June, 16:30-18:30 CET Please connect 10 – 15 minutes before Panellists: – David Jácome Polit, Municipality of Quito; Global Resilient Cities Network (GRCN) – Marcus Mayr, UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme) – Roberto Rocco, Technische Universiteit Delft Moderator: – Ombretta Caldarice, Politecnico di Torino, R3C WEBINAR SERIES: #4 WEBINAR: Registration: Recording: Contact information: IURA coordinator Nicola TollinSyddansk Universitet – University of Southern DenmarkSDU.Resilience with BLOXHUB
Period8 Jun 2020
Event titleIURA International Urban Resilience Academy: Urban resiliece facing global crisis at the time of the pandemic
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Slum upgrading
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus and urbanisation
  • informal settlements
  • housing as infrastructure
  • housing
  • social housing
  • public housing systems