La pandemia del COVID-19 como crisis urbana

Una oportunidad para repensar el futuro de las ciudades e impulsar una diplomacia urbana efectiva

  • Pelayo González-Escalada Mena Banco Mundial
Palabras clave: COVID-19, pandemia, futuro urbano, diplomacia urbana, ciudades resilientes

Resumen

La crisis del COVID-19 es eminentemente una crisis urbana. El enorme impacto socioeconómico de la pandemia se concentra en las ciudades y ya ha traído importantes cambios en su funcionamiento y en el estilo de vida de sus habitantes. En este contexto, algunos expertos destacan las vulnerabilidades inherentes de las ciudades y su papel en la expansión del virus y pronostican una transformación radical —e incluso un declive— de las mismas. Para otros, ahora más que nunca, el futuro de la humanidad será urbano y esta crisis servirá para fortalecer la resiliencia de las ciudades de cara a futuras amenazas. Reconociendo la importancia que tendrá esta crisis en el futuro urbano y del planeta, el presente artículo realiza un repaso por los impactos de la pandemia en las ciudades y la respuesta institucional, analiza los elementos clave de esta crisis para el futuro de las ciudades y presenta la oportunidad de aprovechar el contexto actual para impulsar una diplomacia urbana efectiva.

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2021-12-17
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González-Escalada Mena, P. (2021). La pandemia del COVID-19 como crisis urbana: Una oportunidad para repensar el futuro de las ciudades e impulsar una diplomacia urbana efectiva. Comillas Journal of International Relations, (22), 83-95. https://doi.org/10.14422/cir.i22.y2021.006