Webinar: Uneven Impact of Covid-19 - Neighbourhood Experiences in South Africa, India and the Philippines

This webinar was hosted as part University of Glasgow’s Urban Studies Seminar Series: Urban Research and the Covid-19 Era. Please view and download the presentations via the link below.


Almost no corner of the globe has escaped the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, but these impacts have not been felt equally. Research has shown that our ability to respond to Covid-19 is influenced by social and economic status, suggesting that where and how we live matters. Nowhere is this more acute than cities and towns in the developing countries.

Researchers at the GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) are studying cities from the inside out examining the sustainability of different neighbourhoods right across the city.

In this webinar, three SHLC researchers from Cape Town, India and the Philippines will present their work investigating how Covid-19 impacted different neighbourhoods and communities across the city. They will address the following questions:

  • What are the defining characteristics of neighbourhood distribution in the city?
  • How has Covid-19 impacted different neighbourhoods and have these impacts aggravated pre-existing spatial disparities?
  • What actions can we take to address the different needs of urban residents in different neighbourhoods?

The presentation will be followed by question and answers.


This seminar will be chaired and introduced by Professor Keith Kintrea, Deputy Director of SHLC, University of Glasgow.