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Adaptability of Vulnerable Communities and Youth in Post-Pandemic Cities

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 30, 2018 03:50 PM - - last modified Jun 15, 2023 12:15 PM

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de May 10, 2023 - 02:00 PM
a May 10, 2023 - 05:30 PM

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This seminar is the result of an international cooperation between the University of São Paulo, the University of Birmingham and University College London in the United Kingdom, and the University of the Free State, in South Africa, through the PANEX-YOUTH project - Adaptations of young people in vulnerable communities to survive and recover from COVID-19 and associated constraints.

This meeting aims to discuss with international researchers about the challenges that the pandemic of COVID-19 has promoted to life in large cities, focusing on adaptation strategies led by children, youth and communities in contexts of urban vulnerability. The event is organized in two panel discussions, with the participation of some invited international researchers and mediation by guests from the IEA's thematic groups.

The first panel will focus on the lessons learnt from the pandemic to reflect on urban planning, particularly on adaptation strategies and temporary urbanism practices adopted by young people and communities in contexts of urban vulnerability. In turn, the second panel will discuss the role of interdisciplinary research to reflect on the health and well-being of these vulnerable populations considering the post-pandemic context.


Leandro Luiz Giatti and Luciana Maciel Bizzotto, both from USP's School of Public Health (FSP)


Free and public event | No registration required
Online event | No attendance certification will be provided
The event will be held in English and there will be no simultaneous translation into Portuguese | Live transmission at


IEA's Environment and Society Research Group
School of Public Health - FSP/USP
Environment, Health, and Sustainability Postgraduate Program
Public Health Postgraduate Program


PANEX-YOUTH project research team - FAPESP (2021/07399-2)


2:00 pm

Learning from COVID-19 and planning cities in the post-pandemic: youth agency and vulnerable communities


Abraham Matamanda (University of the Free State)

Lauren Andres (University College London)

Stuart Paul Denoon-Stevens (Nottingham Trent University)


Gabriela Marques Di Giulio (FSP and IEA/USP)

3:30 pm


3:45 pm

Interdisciplinary research on the health and well-being of vulnerable children and communities in post-pandemic cities


Susanne Boerner (University of Birmingham)

Paul Moawad (University College London)

Peter Kraftl (University of Birmingham)

Lochner Marais (University of the Free State)


Marcos Buckeridge (USP's Institute of Biosciences and IEA)

5:30 pm