In the 16th episode of the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) podcast series on science, policy and pandemics, recorded in July 2020, VK Madhavan, Dr Tolullah Oni, and Professor Ash Amin joined CSaP Executive Director Dr Rob Doubleday.
They explored how our experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic are spotlighting and challenging our understanding of cities and how people live in them. The discussion emphasised the need to recognise the ways that cities shape public health; from population density and access to green spaces to addressing poverty and precarity. They highlight the need for investment and political will to re-imagine cities to reduce exposure and vulnerability to diseases in the future.
Listen to the discussion here: