Cities around the world have been affected by the global outbreak of coronavirus with the pandemic quickly exposing countries’ fragile social fabric. The multidimensional nature of the pandemic has left an indelible mark on the outlook of the cities and has led to rethinking cities’ development in different dimensions – social, cultural, economic, and environmental. Being at the forefront, cities have played a central role in the global response to the ongoing pandemic (UNESCO Cities Platform, 2020). More than ever, in such a challenging time, the collaboration of urban actors (including mayors, local policymakers, city council members, professionals and practitioners, NGOs, international institutions, city decision-makers) should be leveraged to strengthen cooperation among cities and reinforce ties between people and communities (Pazarbasioglu &Ayhan Kose, 2020).