ARCADIS: The Shelter Programme releases the Healthy Pandemic Resilient Cities Report

ARCADIS: The Shelter Programme releases the Healthy Pandemic Resilient Cities Report

Amsterdam, 30 July 2020 – Arcadis, a key partner of UN-Habitat has released the Healthy Pandemic Resilient Cities Report that presents a set of guidelines and recommendations to better plan and manage cities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report was prepared by Arcadis experts as part of the Shelter Programme, a joint partnership between Arcadis and UN-Habitat established in 2010. Through the Shelter Programme, Arcadis has provided pro-bono technical support to some 100 UN-Habitat projects worldwide, supported the annual Shelter Academy to train local government on urban issues and sponsored the World Urban Campaign, a key platform to promote urban solutions.

At the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the Shelter Programme has mobilized its experts to support UN-Habitat in the immediate recovery efforts. A COVID-19 Helpdesk has been established to support UN-Habitat and its partners. Lessons learned have been captured in the Healthy Pandemic Resilient Cities Report that elaborates on planning, design and management solutions for cities.

Contact: Bert Smolders, shelter@arcadis.com

Photo Credits: Community members in Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya during COVID-19 - May 2020. @UN-Habitat/Kirsten Milhahn