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COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing people around the world to question how this virus will affect the many public and private systems that we all use. In response, a series of short podcasts titled “Viewpoints on Resilient and Equitable Responses to the Pandemic” was launched in March 2020 by the Center for Urban and Regional Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

We hope this collection of viewpoints will elevate the visibility of creative state and local solutions to the underlying equity and resilience challenges that COVID-19 is highlighting and exacerbating.

We’ve asked experts at UNC-Chapel Hill to discuss effective and equitable responses to the pandemic on subjects ranging from low-wage hospitality work, retooling manufacturing processes, supply chain complications, housing, transportation, the environment, and food security, among others.

Mai Nguyen: Housing

T. William Lester: Service Industry

Nichola Lowe: Manufacturing

Anita Brown-Graham: Social Capital

Nikhil Kaza: Surveillance

Caela O’Connell: Disaster & Food

Charles Edwards: Supply Chain

Whitney Afonso: Local Government Budgets

Layna Mosley: Sovereign Debt

Maureen Berner: Nonprofit Capacity

Meenu Tewari: Economic Resiliency

Hannah Gill: Immigrant Workers

Michael Emch: COVID-19 in Africa

Emil Malizia: Urban Centers

More Viewpoints will be added soon. Check back here or subscribe to our SoundCloud account to stay up-to-date.

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