CoronaCrime #19

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has taken a terrible toll in lives, illness, and economic devastation and it is having diverse effects on violence and crime. Therefore, the Daily Prevention News publishes weekly a Corona Crime Issue dedicated to collect related relevant news and information.

  1. The pandemic and positive lifestyle changes
    With 85 per cent of people wanting to permanently keep some of the changes in their personal and working lives experienced during COVID-19 (RSA, 2020), Michael Chang and Amy Outterside have collated widespread survey data on positive health and wellbeing habits in light of the pandemic, and discuss how we can translate these habits into the built environment. Source: Transforming Society
  2. Has COVID-19 caused greater government recentralisation in the UK?
    One of the frequent and consistent comments about Prime Minister Johnson’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has focused on the extent to which this has been an opportunity for government recentralisation in the UK. This has been observed at every level of the state and has, on the pretext of the emergency, included a number of policies not apparently directly related to dealing with the pandemic. Source: Transforming Society
  3. COVID-19 threatens the progress of global literacy. This is how we keep up momentum
    The world’s literacy rate increased from 69% in 1976 to 86% in 2016. Progress has been made in every part of the world, but the literacy challenge remains significant in sub-Saharan Africa (where 64% of people are literate), South Asia (71%), the Middle East and North Africa (80%). Right now the urgent challenge is to ensure continued progress and not to fall backwards, despite the immense challenges presented by COVID-19. Source: World Economic Forum
  4. Long-term symptoms from the coronavirus can hit young people hard
    Charlie Russell, 27, is one of an estimated 600,000 people with post-Covid illness in the UK. He was infected with coronavirus in March, six months on he is still unwell. Source: The Guardian
  5. Urban Thinkers' perspective on...COVID-19: A Catalyst for More Sustainable Urban Mobility?
    On Friday 17 July, 2020 at 17:00, the EUKN secretariat hosted and moderated a webinar looking into the future of urban mobility in the wake of COVID-19 as part of the UN-Habitat World Urban Forum Urban Thinkers Campus initiative. Global expert speakers from policy, academia and business came together for a highly dynamic discussion covering multiple dimensions of the future of urban transport - from how to facilitate more active, pandemic-friendly modes of transport, to the intersection of the Black Lives Matter movement with mobility inequities in the United States, to how to create more sustainable, efficient ways for logistics vehicles to move around the city. This article summarises each speaker’s contribution to the webinar, giving you an insight into the multiple ways we can better plan urban mobility to be greener, fairer and more inclusive in a post-pandemic world. Source: European Urban Knowledge Network
  6. Webinar: Impact of COVID-19 on young people in rural and urban areas
    COVID-19 has strongly impacted both urban and rural areas. For this reason, RURALIZATION will hold a webinar on the impact of COVID-19 to discuss in general about positive and negative effects of the pandemic and differences between urban and rural areas, with a special focus on young people. The webinar, that will take place on September 15th 2020, will also share resilience stories from young people from both areas. Source: Ruralization

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