Panel Interview on the Urbanization of COVID-19: Containment, States of Exception, and Solidarity
Three prominent urban researchers with a focus on infectious disease explain why political responses to the current Coronavirus outbreak require an understanding of urban dynamics. Looking back at the last Coronavirus pandemic, the SARS outbreak in 2002/2003, they highlight what affected cities have learned from that experience for handling the ongoing crisis. Exploring the political challenges of the current state of exception in Canada, Germany, Singapore and elsewhere, Creighton Connolly, Harris Ali and Roger Keil shed light on how practices of urban solidarity are key to overcoming the current public health threat. Listen here.