Health & Cities: Opportunities & Challenges For Urban Health And Well Being In A Covid Environmen

Date published
03 Dec 2020
Audio-visual material
COVID-19, Urban
Iceland, Albania, France

Mayors of the UNECE region expressed their aspiration to build healthy cities by creating environments which improve the physical, mental and environmental health of their communities. In this regard, several mayors referred to their efforts to implement the concept of the “15-minute city” – i.e. a city where essential needs of urban dwellers can be met in less than a 15-minute walk or bike ride – which has thus been given significant momentum with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Introductory Video-message – Evelyne de Leeuw, University of New South Wales, Australia
Dagur B. Eggertsson, Mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland
Anuela Ristani, Vice Mayor of Tirana, Albania
Charlotte Marchandise- Franquet, former deputy Mayor, Rennes, France
Graham Alabaster, Head of UN Habitat office in Geneva
Monika Kosinska, WHO Europe Healthy Cities