The RAU+E/UFBA Debate Cycle - Expanding fields of operation: contemporary ideas and practices in technical assistance and support in Brazil - falls under the scope of lato sensu post-graduate studies - Specialization Course in Technical Assistance, Housing and Right to the City, in the implementation of the Residency in Architecture, Urbanism and Engineering (RAU+E/UFBA) at the Federal University of Bahia College of Architecture. It aims to promote the university's interactions with society and communities, based on issues and themes considered of increasing importance to training and performance in the field of technical assistance and support in housing and right to the city, in view of the challenges, potentialities and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The central theme of this roundtable is "Socio-spatial inequalities, environmental emergencies and public health in times of pandemic."