Seminar & Lecture Series

ADB-PRC Seminar Series Healthy Cities in the Post-Covid-19 Era: Healthy Communities, Urban Planning, and Covid-19

14 Dec 2020 Virtual

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to a new normal way of life and raised the awareness that public health is fundamental to urban life. The pandemic has reemphasized the urgency and importance of building healthy and resilient cities. The webinar series “Healthy Cities in the Post COVID-19 Era” will focus on healthy cities, and discuss how to plan and reshape our cities and communities into healthy and resilient against public health emergency from various angles, including urban planning and designing, inclusiveness and equity, health impact assessment, healthy buildings.

The first webinar session is on “Healthy Communities, Urban Planning, and COVID-19,” and supported by ADB East Asia Department,  College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University, and ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative.

Opening Remarks:

James Lynch, Director General, East Asia Department, ADB

LI Xiangning, Dean, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

Keynote Speaker:

Ann Forsyth, Ruth and Frank Stanton Professor of Urban Planning at Harvard University, Editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association, and Co-Director of the Healthy Places Design Lab


WANG Lan, Professor, Deputy Dean, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University; Director, Healthy City WLan Lab


LIU Daizong, China Director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Director of Communications for WRI China, World Resources Institute (WRI)

YU Yifan, Professor, Department of Urban Planning, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

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