The healthcare, economic, and social crises created by COVID-19 have exposed frailties in the capacity of cities – their government, businesses, and communities – to survive and thrive. As cities enter a recovery phase, we look at how they are:
As cities enter recovery, how are they rethinking infrastructure access and service design based on their experience in enabling access to basic needs and services during times of crisis?
Falling revenue has put municipalities under significant financial strain, and the economic toll challenges the ability of municipalities to meet the basic needs of their communities and businesses. Given this challenging context, how are cities funding and financing recovery?
Access to data and information, and the transition to a more digitally enabled way of working, have been crucial to effective COVID-19 response at the household, business, and city scales. How are cities enhancing their capacity to improve digital and data-enabled tools and strategies, and reflect on what has worked…