COVID-19’s impact on housing and efforts to upgrade slums worldwide

+You series from Habitat for Humanity
HFH webinar - slum upgrading - Cities Alliance

+You: COVID-19’s Impact on Housing and Efforts to Upgrade Slums Worldwide



Webinar 28 July 9 am EDT (3 pm CET)

Live stream on YouTube


This discussion will focus on UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 and COVID-19's impact on adequate housing and sustainable cities around the world. Panelists will touch on the ways the pandemic has revealed housing to be the front line of defense against COVID-19 and added urgency to efforts to upgrade informal settlements in cities around the globe. This conversation will be particularly timely because it comes on the heels of the UN’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), an annual update on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Panelists include:

·       Eugénie L. Birch, Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania

·       Anacláudia Rossbach, Regional Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, Cities Alliance

·       Patrick Canagasingham, COO of Habitat for Humanity International


      This will be the latest in a series of conversations about housing hosted by Habitat for Humanity. The +You series brings together experts from across the U.S. and around the world to discuss COVID-19’s intersections with, and impacts on, housing. 





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