COVID-19 Responses Collection Index
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for many years. A range of platforms track the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including global tracking and tracking within South Africa.
Drawing on partnerships with a range of civil society, academic, research, government and private sector organisations, the Urban Knowledge Exchange has collated information, guides and tools to help built environment practitioners and professionals respond to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For access to the resource pages, please follow these links.
Addressing living conditions in dense, under-serviced settlements, and assisting homeless and otherwise vulnerable people during time of crisis.
Improving supply of affordable housing and rented space, access to finance and transaction support, to improve the resilience of households and communities.
Access to land and the ability to hold onto it is especially threatened in time of disaster and crisis. These resources provide ways to improve and defend tenure security for vulnerable people and communities.
Guides and other resources for designing healthcare facilities and healthier buildings and settlements.
How will work places and work spaces need to change to provide safe and productive places to work? Resources include coverage of the debates and direct design advice.
Debates about the strengths and weaknesses of urban environments and economies, as vehicles to help people cope with a range of challenges, from disease to climate change.
Considerations and reflections on the importance of urban food security and recommendations for what can be done to address this issue.
Papers, discussions and collections that address the fundamental importance of adequate water and sanitation, and how to enhance access.
A set of interactive data platforms and knowledge sharing sites making COVID-related data available to support informed decision making.
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