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CHF – The Impact of COVID-19

20 May - 12:00 - 13:00


We are delighted to invite you to the final of five sessions in season two of Continuing Professional Development for built environment professionals, curated by the Commonwealth Association of Architects (ACU), the Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP), the Commonwealth Engineers Council (CEC) and the Commonwealth Heritage Forum (CHF).

The aim of the session will be to consider the impacts of COVID-19 on the built environment and how built environment professionals can respond to the calls for us to ‘build back better’.

The session will be chaired by Dr Kevon Rhiney, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University. Following a short framing presentation in which Mr David Nabarro, Special Envoy on Covid-19, World Health Organisation, will discuss the importance of Food Systems in cities and the important role that the built environment will play in the post-COVID recovery, David and Kevon will be joined by the following panel of discussants:

* Mr Kevin Bingham, UIA Councillor: UIA COVID-19 Information Hub Facilitator
* Mr VK Madhavan, Chief Executive, WaterAid India
* Ms Victoria Delbridge, Head of Cities That Work, International Growth Centre
* Mr Tony Wong, Director of ARCASIA Emergency Architect Ltd.

The panel discussion will include engagement from an external expert Ms Shipra Narang-Suri, Chief, Urban Practices Branch, UN Habitat.

Ample time will be given for Q&A. Due to the capacity of the zoom webinar we recommend you join 5-10 minutes early for each session so that you are guaranteed a place. The event will also be simultaneously live streamed to Vimeo should the Zoom reach full capacity. The recording will be uploaded on our website as soon as possible following the session.


20 May
12:00 - 13:00
Event Category:


Commonwealth Heritage Forum

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