UNESCO learning cities’ responses to COVID-19: Puebla develops innovative projects with the creative community


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1 September 2021

When the COVID-19 global pandemic hit in 2020, governments around the world temporarily closed educational institutions in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus. But how did learning continue for young and old during this time?

In our new publication Snapshots of learning cities’ responses to COVID-19, we showcase local responses to COVID-19. The UNESCO learning city of Puebla in Mexico provided one of them. When the pandemic reached Puebla the municipality approached local designers, creative firms and representatives of the creative community to develop innovative projects to help the city cope with the effects of COVID-19. In response, more than 150 creatives from across the country – including those from educational institutions and entrepreneurs – participated in the initiative. 

Learn more in our multimedia story.