Andrea Reimer among speakers discussing COVID-19 and cities this week

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      "COVID, COVID, COVID!" has become a familiar refrain at Donald Trump's last-minute rallies in America's battleground states. "All you hear from fake news is 'COVID, COVID, COVID'," he routinely complains to the maskless masses at the super-spreader events, apparently jealous of all the media hype the disease has been getting.

      For those who approach the pandemic differently from Trump, realizing that the more you know about its ramifications the better, there's a Zoom webinar happening this Wednesday (November 4) at 9 a.m. Pacific time.

      Titled "Cities in the Time of COVID-19", the event is being billed as "a thought-provoking discussion on COVID-19's impact on Canadian cities and what these changing tides mean for local governments and public services."

      Former Vancouver city councillor Andrea Reimer--currently an adjunct professor at the UBC School of Public Policy & Global Affairs--will be taking part in the discussion, along with Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi and Nigel Jacob, cofounder of Boston's New Urban Mechanics.

      The online forum will be moderated by Mary Rowe of the Canadian Urban Institute, and you can register here.