NewCities official statement on COVID-19

June 12, 2020

For the past ten years, NewCities has been committed to shaping a better urban future by curating and producing innovative content about the most important emerging urban trends through events, knowledge-sharing platforms, and actionable research.

COVID-19 is an unprecedented challenge for urban societies everywhere. As an institution convening key stakeholders of the urban ecosystem, NewCities is closely following recommendations of governing authorities wherever we operate.

The NewCities team is monitoring the situation very closely and is committed to  keep our audience, partners, members, and participants updated on the following NewCities events:

  • [Update] July 14-16: “New Housing Solutions LIVE”
    Location: Anywhere with an Internet connection. This event is an alternative format offered by the team following the postponement of the physical editions below.
  • [Update] From June 16-17  to September 15-16, 2020: “The Wellbeing Cities Forum”
    Location: Anywhere with an internet connection. This event is an alternative format offered by the team following the postponement of the physical editions below.
  • [On hold] “New Housing Solutions”
    Location: Dallas, Texas.
  • [On hold] “New Housing Solutions”
    Location:  Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • [On hold] “New Urban Champions: A Conference Reimagining the Future of St Louis.” Location: St. Louis, Missouri.

For our postponed events, we are working hard with our partners, members, and stakeholders to adapt and create new ways to engage on the topics. We will be updating this page as well as our website and channels with any news regarding virtual sessions.

We also want to thank our network  for the flexibility and support they’ve shown us in the past months. We have the opportunity to rethink how to enhance the future of urban planning. Accordingly, NewCities launched The Big Rethink: Cities After COVID-19, an online 8-week series of live discussions bringing together leading global experts to examine the longer-term impacts of the COVID-19.
The series, led by host Greg Lindsay, is now available online.

Our team would love to hear from you if you have any questions or ideas! Get in touch now.

In the meantime, stay safe, stay positive, and stay in touch.
The NewCities Team.