We have created a COVID-19 reading list, full of interesting articles, policy briefs and webpages, which might be of use when working on (inter)national or local recovery plans. The list is non-exhaustive and will be complemented frequently.

Do you miss a noteworthy paper or website? Please contact jessie.post@vng.nl.  

General resources

Thematic resources

  • The Guardian – ‘Statement of principles’ written by a group of Mayors that puts climate action at the centre of recovery plans.
  • Observatory -  Article about gender impacts of the crisis, and the impact of the crisis on urban gender equality.
  • Smart Cities World – New use of technologies by cities, as a response to the crisis. 
  • International Transport Forum – Brief on mobility in cities, in times of COVID-19. 

Websites of local government networks that include useful examples of COVID-19 response: