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New book on COVID-19 and informal workers in Asian cities by former UQ|UP colleagues – sign up for the launch!

Former UQ|UP colleagues and graduates have just published a book on COVID-19 and informal workers in Asian cities. The book is titled ‘COVID-19 and informal workers in Asian cities: Impact, response and implications for urban recovery’. It was edited by Redento Recio (UQ|UP PhD Graduate), Kazi Fattah, Nausheen H. Anwar, Noman Ahmed, Iderlina Mateo-Babiano (UQ|UP former staff), Michele Acuto, Ian Jayson Hecita and Shiva Nouri, and published by RSA-Routledge.

The book launch will be 23 June 2023, 3:30-5:15pm Brisbane time. The book is part of a region-wide, multi-city collaboration to examine the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on informal workers in five Asian metropolises: Dhaka (Bangladesh), Hyderabad (India), Karachi (Pakistan), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Manila (Philippines).

This public launch will be available in-person in Melbourne and online; please register here and select ticket type when registering. For those attending in-person, refreshments will be provided.

Routledge has provided a free access to the book’s Intro chapter, which can be downloaded here. The entire e-book is available here
UQ|UP Sonia Roitman, among other colleagues from other universities, will be commenting on the book during the book launch. Congratulations for the book!!