Post Pandemic Smart Cities Changed Priorities

May 16, 2022by admin

Cities around the world are revisiting the fundamentals, after being hit by an unprecedented global pandemic. More preparedness for any health-crisis or pandemic has gained increased focus in the concept of a Smart City now. The transformation has started to create urban solutions that minimize the susceptibilities of a Smart City to known or unknown disasters. While disaster mitigation programmes of Smart Cities had only considered natural calamities like earthquakes, cyclones, volcanic eruptions etc. in their ambit thus far, a detailed reconsideration of risks pertaining to sudden breakout of epidemics and pandemics such as COVID-19, is high on agenda now to measure the readiness of these cities in the face of crisis. A robust and scalable digital infrastructure is a must, which provides a more equitable digital environment for societies in Smart Cities. Every resident must have access to high-speed internet services and affordable devices. The adoption of public Wi-Fi hotspots, strategically placed throughout these cities, can offer reliable internet-services to all residents. Working beyond digital silos, a Smart City will have to be modelled as a complete system, with a full optimization of data-value. Centralized Monitoring and Control Centres (CCCs) will act as a point of data-integration and surveillance. Cities will have to be their adaptable-best in planning to incorporate every section of society’s concerns and well-being. A better-connected infrastructure will ensure better allocation of resources, delivery of essential services and greater information to thedecision-makers. Touchless delivery of goods and food-items, smart supply-chain set-up, wireless supervision public violations, touch-free diagnosis of patients, touch-free sanitation and waste management, public dashboard of information, access to health-alerts, vaccinations, hospital-beds, with data on pollution, rainfall, congestion etc. will define the post-pandemic Smart Cities in essence.

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