The Live

Local and regional governments around the world are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis, working together with communities and health authorities to mitigate the outbreak while maintaining an orderly functioning of public services in their cities and territories. 

As local and regional authorities try to address urban issues during and after the crisis, they need to address extremely challenging questions, such as: What are the pressing needs of the most vulnerable communities?; How do we ensure a safe return to social and economic life?; How do we address the increase in unemployment, poverty and inequality?

These questions can’t be answered by a single town, city or region. Now, more than ever, it is time to come together and leverage our collective power to exchange ideas, resources, and knowledge to respond to the immediate needs of urban citizens and also to re-imagine the cities that we want to build after the crisis.

With that purpose in mind, UCLG, Metropolis and UN-Habitat launched, on March 2020, the Live Learning Experiences, a series of 17 sessions covering the different areas in which local and regional governments will have to work to guarantee the safety and well-being of all citizens, during the crisis and in its aftermath.

The Live Learning Experience Knowledge Hub offers the possibility to re-live these sessions, aggregating under one online platform the main ideas and resources that were shared by hundreds of participants over the 17 sessions. We invite you to explore each one of the thematic areas and learn more about the urban challenges, needs and responses regarding the COVID-19 crisis. 

Beyond The Outbreak

The Importance of Local Public Services

UCLG has also developed an open online course based on the LLE sessions, organized as a self e-learning and interactive format, focused on eight specific thematic areas, with video, quizzes and infographics.

The Voices
of the LLEs


256 Speakers:
128 male,
128 female


Cities represented
from 50 countries


Academic Experts and Organisations involved

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about the LLEs

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