As much as Covid is revealing the strengths and vulnerabilities of our infrastructure, our supply chains, and our societies, it is also bringing to the fore the importance of this invisible infrastructure and the army of humans that support it day to day.
Roads and transport are critical for maintaining the movement of essential goods, supplies, services and workers, and ensuring integrity of the supply chain. We share emerging issues from the World Road Association (PIARC)’s series of COVID-19 webinars that have enabled their global community to share real-time pandemic impacts and responses.
What is the role of leadership in grasping the opportunity to emerge positively from Covid, and transform our urban systems? How might it help if we saw things through a child’s eyes? Webinar with Seth Schultz and Sara Candiracci took place on Monday 1 June 2020. A recording of this session now available.
A new initiative by The Resilience Shift, in partnership with the Global Resilient Cities Network, is shining the light on resilient leadership, capturing the reflections of 12 globally diverse senior leaders faced with the challenges of the coronavirus crisis.
Mapping the impact of COVID-19 to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is highlighting opportunities for change and areas for action. Jasper Hilkhuijsen and Tammy Tse to give us their perspective from East Asia and informed by their work in sustainability for the built environment.
“We can’t know every single piece of the puzzle, but at least we have to have a very good sense of what those pieces look like, how we will make them fit together as much as possible, before committing ourselves to any level of public communication.”
“Everything un-gels at a time like this” – and being un-gelled, presents the management of any large organisation with novel challenges as well as rare opportunities to leap forward.
Juliet Mian highlights how Covid-19 raises an important question as to what we, as an organisation, should do differently, and how we can use innovative and transformative convening methods to achieve the impact we want in the future?