On March 26, Margarita Gutman and Michael Cohen spoke at the online International Forum on Cities and the Coronavirus organized by the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences and 20 international urban networks, including the Observatory on Latin America.
The panelists represented voices from 5 continents, with Margarita and Michael speaking on North America. They addressed contrasts between NY and Buenos Aires in terms of the impact and spread of coronavirus, the important role of political leadership, and the emergency policies put in place in each case. Ecuador, Spain, and China were also represented in the panel with experiences and lessons from Quito, Barcelona, and Beijing. About 250 people participated within the Blackboard platform and another 2,000 participated through Facebook and YouTube.
This International Forum will be followed by two other fora, held at two-week intervals, and is now available online.