One year after the COVID-19 pandemic started, a new e-book features ideas and experiences from all over the world how societies could prevent similar cascading disruptions in social, economic and political and institutional life in the future. More than 100 authors from all continents contributed to the project which is entitled “INTERSECTING”. In over 50 contributions they are calling to team up and create the infrastructure of a new sustainable economy. Richly illustrated by dozens of original photographs, INTERSECTING is an epic journey from ‘disease’ to multilateral ‘agendas’. It portrays a major crisis of our urban age, which beyond the pandemic, is one of profound mutations and geopolitical shifts, where people’s and cities’ voices need to be heard. INTERSECTING has been launched by the Global Solutions Initiative and GIZ. It has been joined by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as knowledge partners. INTERSECTING is now available as an e-book in PDF format free of charge. It has been edited and illustrated by Nicolas J.A. Buchoud, fellow of the Global Solutions Initiative, Holger Kuhle, policy advisor for strategic knowledge partnerships at GIZ, and Gunnar Hartmann, founder of New Dialogues and publisher of INTERSECTING.
published March 2021