SCSP 008: Smart Cities response to COVID-19 with Smart Cities Council's Philip Bane
In these tumultuous times where residents can feel unsafe, confused, and uncertain, the capabilities of the smart cities sector can come as a relief to cities around the planet - but how do we get there? And what are the challenges in the way?
The US-based Smart Cities Council has launched a free COVID-19 mitigation tool for city planners to access, take inspiration from, or produce for their own city action plan to bring all of a city's resources under one platform: https://scc.smartcitiesactivator.com/shared/3/#/projects/Mzg5MHwwOTQzMmI4YjUyZTYxY2VhZmJh%0A
We spoke with the council's CEO Philip Bane on greatest challenges for cities in times of pandemic, the value of guiding principles, and how you can truly gauge the impact of a crisis of this scale on global cities.