Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic - A collaboration framework for cities and solutions providers
|Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic - A collaboration framework for cities and solutions providers|
Strategy of Things
|Team Leaders||Benson Chan|
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted cities and communities worldwide. Although cities have emergency and disaster response plans, the scale of the outbreak has strained their resources and capabilities. “Smart City” technologies, with their innovative digital approaches and capabilities, offer the potential to facilitate city responses to COVID-19. As a result, municipalities have turned to technology companies for help. Many established and start-up technology companies have responded with ideas and proposals. However, the results have been mixed and uneven. Some problem areas get a lot of ideas while others get none. Still other ideas are unfeasible. Many respondents lack understanding of how cities respond to health emergencies.
This white paper describes a Smart City-Public Health Emergency Collaboration framework. It provides a structured way to identify the collaboration opportunities between cities, public health systems and the technology community. It integrates typical smart city ecosystem capabilities with the CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities.