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International Workshop on the Role of Smart Cities in Managing the COVID-19 Outbreak


  • When? 23 July 2021 , two hours
  • Where? Online

The world has undergone unprecedented change in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Globally, over 184 million people have been infected with the virus, resulting in an estimated 3.9 million deaths (as of 6 July 2021). On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic and the vital need to manage this world-wide crisis. According to the World Resources Institute, cities are on the frontlines of COVID-19, with urban residents facing devastating health and economic impacts, especially in developing countries.

Smart Cities are working on the forefront to tackle the pandemic with technology and digital transformation. This requires assessments of the robustness and sustainability of the crisis management to develop optimized crisis-response programmes. The aim of this workshop is to share research findings and best practises related to improved planning and the management of possible future pandemics.

This research workshop is FREE

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