By Dr Donnell Davis, NCWQ Habitat Adviser
Urban Design for Pandemics Paper #3
This paper focuses on lessons learned from a year of impacts from Coronavirus global pandemic and how cities have been at the centre of crises, cohesion and resilience. Our topics this month
address United Nations sustainable development goals 3 (Wellbeing), 11 (cities and sustainable communities), and 16 good governance (peace, democracy and strong institutions). References
include findings from Davos World Economic Forum January 2021, AHURI with 9 parameters January 2021 Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, regular findings from WHO World
Health Organisation, and South East Queensland City Deals in the wake of major changes to lifestyles, working patterns and quarantine, and International Harmony Day highlighting SEQ
community actions helping vulnerable peoples.
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