Contemplating Urban Precarity in Post COVID Cities

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The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton and Urban Studies Foundation, United Kingdom is organising a one day Urban Thinkers Lab on Contemplating Urban Precarity in Post COVID Cities on May 13, 2022 in New Delhi.

As you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to  the fore the urban inequalities and other related challenges around poverty, climate change and a range of other socio-economic fragilities that are often explained as ‘urban penalty’. The rising concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on urban life have increasingly led to discussions on urban inequalities and the potential challenges in different parts of the world and from different disciplines. Yet, there is little holistic knowledge on the various dimensions (social, economic, spatial, and cultural) and multiple forms of inequalities (income, spatial, access to basic services, access to human capital opportunity) and direct and indirect effects of post-COVID urban divides in cities.

In this regard, a one day event aims to deliberate on rethinking cities and urban policy responses in the post COVID-19 world. The outcomes of these deliberations will form an advisory document and a suggested road map on contemplating urban precarity in post COVID era.