Adaptability, partnerships key in resilient cities: Panel

The Straits Times:  Last June, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, people in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States could go on safely distanced picnics and outings on an 18-hole golf course.

One day a week, the 46ha golf course was closed to golfers and opened to the public as a park.

This is an example of how cities have adapted to the changing needs of their people as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, said Mr Edward Walter, global chief executive of the Urban Land Institute.

He was one of four panellists at a World Cities Summit discussion yesterday on how city leaders can engage with their communities to build more resilient cities.

"(The summit) is a great opportunity to look at what is working in different places around the world and figure out what cities have been doing to improve the lives of their residents and provide new options for businesses," said Mr Walter, who is based in Washington. Read more>>