Webinar REthinking Metropolises
| Subject: International Relations
How metropolises will address recovery after COVID-19
On 2 June, the first online seminar of the REthinking Metropolises initiative was held. The main objectives of the session were to assess the impact of COVID-19 on metropolitan areas, identify the main challenges that European metropolises must face after the COVID-19 crisis and explain the measures that must be implemented in each metropolitan region moving ahead to recovery.
The AMB is committed to redefine current European governance including new models for public space, urban mobility, waste and urban space management, social aid and economic and production models in which the new 2021-2027 budget can combat the crisis on a metropolitan scale.
The aim of REthinking Metropolises is to foster the exchange of experiences between political representatives from the EMA network to find solutions to the new challenges that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its impact on the life of metropolitan inhabitants and the areas' economies.
In this first webinar, organised by the Katowice Metropolitan Area (Metropolia GZM), the participants included Ernest Maragall, vice-president of the AMB's Area for International Relations and Cooperation, along with the chairman of the Metropolia GZM Board, Kazimierz Karolczak, and the deputy mayor of Gothenburg, Nina Miskovsky.