Time of event

15:00–17:00 Tokyo time


COVID-19 has reinforced the need for healthy, livable, and resilient cities, highlighting the relationship between health, space, and infrastructure. With many cities under lockdown, public transport disrupted, health-care services running overcapacity, and infections skyrocketing, it is critical to rethink the role of cities as resilient engines of growth.

This virtual policy dialogue focused on urban development and function in Asia in the post-COVID-19 era. It featured remarks from urban development expert Tsuyoshi Hashimoto, who described keys to building equitable, accommodating, and resilient post-COVID-19 cities. It set the stage for a panel discussion on related development models for the region.

  • Explore urban resilience after the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Identify paths to rethinking cities as resilient growth engines
  • City planners and other policy makers
  • Urban development experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations
  • Young researchers and university students
  • Interested members of the public
  • Enhanced understanding of urban development in the post-COVID era
  • Policy guidance for driving resilient city growth
  • Greater impetus for dialogue, research, and collaboration toward building resilient cities

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