Mayors Will Talk About Their Experiences Of Covid-19

On 7th October, the World Metropolitan Day organized by Metropolis and UN Habitat; Marmara Municipalities Union and Argüden Governance Academy will hold a webinar. During the event, Covid-19 pandemic and public health will be approached from metropolitan governance perspective. Two metropolitan mayors and a public health professor will share their experiences and suggestions with the participants.

COVID-19 heavily affected metropolitan areas as the diffusion risk and pace are much higher at these human settlements. The difficulties and lessons of the pandemic indicated the need for improvement at metropolitan governance. In specific, city resilience and governance of critical risks became highly relevant agenda topic. In the face of future shocks, better governance of risks at metropolitan cities are critical for avoiding or minimizing the potential harms to human welfare and economic development. On 7th October, the World Metropolitan Day organized by Metropolis and UN Habitat presents a good opportunity deal with this matter through lesson drawing and reflecting for governance improvements.

Date: 7.10.2020
Venue: Online
Platform: Zoom
Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HHfgxONoS1-jYhCU4q6RbA
Relevant SDGs: 3, 11, 16 and 17


Session: Metropolitan Governance and Health: The Experience of COVID-19

Opening Speeches
Dr. M. Cemil Arslan (Secretary General of the Union of Marmara Municipalities): the World Metropolitan Day
Prof. Dr. Metin Çakmakçı (Chairman of Argüden Governance Academy Foundation): The Role of Local Authorities in Public Health

Panel: Metropolitan Cities and COVID-19

Dr. Erkin Erimez, Argüden Governance Academy

Doç. Dr. Tahir Büyükakın (Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality) The Lessons
Kadir Albayrak (Mayor of Tekirdag Metropolitan Municipality) The Lessons
Prof. Dr. Önder Ergönül (Koç University, Director of Infectious Diseases Research Centre) COVID-19 and Healthy Cities

Questions and Answers

For detailed information
Web site: https://www.metropolis.org/campaigns/world-metropolitan-day
Social media: https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldMetropolitanDay2020?src=hashtag_click