UHWB Podcast Ep.2: Urban governance - lessons learned from living through the COVID pandemic with Nicholas You

Jul 12, 2022

"It all boils down to the issue of governance..."

Episode introduction: 

Information mismanagement, supply chain vulnerability, and urban planning insufficiencies... all boil down to the issue of governance. Veteran urban governance expert Nicholas You talks to us about the core urban health issues he observed during the COVID, exemplified by his personal and professional experiences travelling between two homes in Kenya and Italy, and through his directorship for the Guangzhou Award for Urban Innovation.

Speaker: Nicholas You 

Executive Director, Guangzhou Institute for Urban Innovation

Co-Chair, Open Green City Lab, Shenzhen

Nicholas You is a veteran urban specialist. He served as the senior policy and planning advisor to UN-Habitat. Nicholas is the founder and honorary chairman of the UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign Steering Committee, former think tank and thought leader for among others, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Siemens, and the Global Cities Business Alliance. He is currently the Executive Director of the Guangzhou Institute for Urban Innovation and co-Chair of the Open Green City Lab in Shenzhen. Nicholas regularly advises central and local governments, technology companies and civil society organisations on urban sustainability, urban governance and urban innovation.

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