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Three years since the pandemic began, its effect on culture continues to unfold. Some have referred to culture and the creative industries as suffering from ‘long Covid’.

This webinar will launch our joint report Creative Recovery: the role of cultural policy in shaping post-COVID urban futures  alongside a Policy Briefing for city leaders.

Join this online webinar to discover:

- What lessons from Covid are still relevant today?
- What are the enduring consequences of the pandemic for culture?
- How has the pandemic reshaped cultural policy?

Using data from World Cities Culture Forum, academics from King’s College London analysed extensive data including 270 new policy measures from 40 cities across the globe - from Austin to Buenos Aires, Toronto to Tokyo, passing through Amsterdam, Lagos, London, Paris and Milan – to explore how cultural policy has helped with city recovery.

“The pandemic had a devastating impact on our cultural sector but King’s College London’s new report with the World Cities Culture Forum shows how cities across the globe worked together to safeguard and support these vital industries. It reveals how culture has become ever more central in plans for recovery, encouraging people back into city centres, driving tourism, and growing jobs. City leaders became entrepreneurs quickly designing innovative solutions, some of which will remain in our cities forever, as we continue to work together towards building better and fairer cities for all.”

- Justine Simons OBE, Founder and Chair of World Cities Culture Forum and London’s Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries

Speaker line-up:

Insights presented by researchers from King’s College London:

- Dr Jonathan Gross, Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries
- Dr Lucy McFadzean, Research Associate in Culture, Media & Creative Industries
- Dr Luke Dickens, Senior Lecturer in Urban Futures
- Prof Philip Hubbard, Professor of Urban Studies
- Prof Roberta Comunian, Professor of Creative Economies

City testimonials from Austin, Buenos Aires, Milan, Tokyo and Toronto on how they managed the pandemic and how it informs the future.

Report response from Louisa Hrabowy, Programme Lead (Culture), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, UK Branch

Moderated by Laia Gasch, Director of World Cities Culture Forum

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