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GPURL #OnlineLearningSeries: How Strength of Local Institutions and Economies Shaped COVID-19 Response of UK Cities

"Investigating what shaped the response of the UK cities to the crisis, and what we can learn from this experience"

The UK is one of the countries hardest hit by COVID-19, and as in many other parts of the world, cities are on the front line of this battle. UK cities arrived at this moment in varying conditions. London is a thriving global financial center, and Cambridge is one of the most dynamic innovation hubs, but many cities in the UK have been lagging far behind in terms of economic growth, productivity gains, and innovation. Local governments have been traditionally weak under the rather centralized UK political system. The recent push for devolution of powers only marginally altered this landscape. Almost three months into the crisis, it is becoming clear that the dynamism of local economies and the strengths of local institutions shaped the way cities were affected by COVID-19, the way they were able to respond, and the way they are starting to plan for recovery.

In this conversation with Andrew Carter, we investigate what shaped the response of the UK cities to the crisis, and what we can learn from this experience for cities all over the world as they prepare for the peak of this crisis, the recovery, or think of ways to build resilience for the crises of the future.

About the Presenters

Andrew Carter

Chief Executive, Centre for Cities

Andrew Carter is a Chief Executive of Centre for Cities – the leading think tank in the UK devoted to issues of economic development of cities. Under his leadership, the Centre for Cities became one of the most reputable and influential voices on issues of urban economic development and policy to support economies of cities in the UK. Andrew has over 20 years of experience working on urban economic policy issues for public and private development agencies, consultants and research institutes in the UK and the US. 

Questions Submitted

Mahaman Mourtala

- Nov 26, 2021
Great!

Anvar

- May 30, 2021
Interesting!

MOHAMMAD

- Jan 13, 2021
Great!

Jared Troy

- Oct 6, 2020
Good stuff! Thank you.

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Aug 11, 2020
How Strength of Local Institutions and Economies Shaped COVID-19 Response of UK Cities

DR. YOGENDRA NATH

- Jul 24, 2020
Very knowledgeable and interesting presentation.

Mohammad Nadir

- Jul 12, 2020
Nice to learn this!
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