Cities are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. These organizations are leading the urban response.

People ride a subway with social distancing signs on a floor inside a train as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Milan, Italy, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo - RC2ZCG9YRIYV

The things that make cities dynamic are what make them vulnerable to COVID-19. Here's how cities can fight the pandemic. Image: REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Joseph Losavio
Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum
Alice Charles
Lead, Urban Transformation, World Economic Forum Geneva
Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how COVID-19 is affecting economies, industries and global issues
A hand holding a looking glass by a lake
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:


Have you read?

How to flatten the curve
Exchanging best practices between cities will help more of them Image: Esther Kim, Carl T. Bergstrom


How is the World Economic Forum supporting the development of cities and communities globally?

Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

Sign up for free

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:
COVID-19Cities and UrbanizationInfrastructureArtificial IntelligenceDiversity and InclusionSDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
World Economic Forum logo
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

Here’s what to know about the new COVID-19 Pirola variant

Lora du Moulin and Charlotte Edmond

October 11, 2023

About Us



Partners & Members

  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum