Can Cities Survive and Thrive in a Post-Pandemic World?
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we are joined by Distinguished Fellow Blair Ruble and Allison Garland, Project Director for the Wilson Center's Urban Sustainability Laboratory. They discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a reimagining and reevaluation of the form and function of cities and urbanization. They examine hybrid work, mass transit, inequality, and what the United States can learn from leading Asian and European cities.
Blair A. Ruble
Former Wilson Center Vice President for Programs (2014-2017); Director of the Comparative Urban Studies Program/Urban Sustainability Laboratory (1992-2017); Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (1989-2012) and Director of the Program on Global Sustainability and Resilience (2012-2014)
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Since 1991, the Urban Sustainability Laboratory has advanced solutions to urban challenges—such as poverty, exclusion, insecurity, and environmental degradation—by promoting evidence-based research to support sustainable, equitable and peaceful cities. Read more