Post-Pandemic Operational Excellence & Recovery Resources

READING LIST: THE FUTURE OF CITIES

Covid-19 Stimulates Adoption Of Smart Cities: 4 European Capitals Already Redefining ‘new’ Future Of Urban Living

The tech ecosystem in Europe is flourishing making it a role model for the rest of the world. European cities have better public transit, a stronger focus on low CO2 emissions and sustainability, a larger population interested in walking and cycling, and much more that lead to both smarter and sustainable cities.

 

'Digital twins' can help create healthier cities after coronavirus

Three-dimensional replicas of cities can simulate effects of climate change and public health crises to better predict them

 

4 Ways To Weave Resiliency, Tech Into City Recovery Plans

In an IEEE-hosted webinar, smart city consultants detailed best practices and frameworks for prioritizing resiliency amid COVID-19 pandemic recovery.

 

Pandemic a 'Test-Run' for City Resiliency, Says Philadelphia's Smart-city Director

Philadelphia smart cities director Emily Yates said cities are now facing critical tests that will reappear as climate change and other future crises emerge.

 

How Life in Our Cities Will Look After the Coronavirus Pandemic

The pandemic is transforming urban life. We asked 12 leading global experts in urban planning, policy, history, and health for their predictions.

 

Fulfilling the Promise of Our Cities

It’s a dark hour for America’s cities, but they’re critical to building a better nation.

 

How Will COVID-19 Affect Urban Planning?

The impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic are still being understood, but it does seem clear that this crisis will make a mark on cities, physically and socially, that will echo for generations.

 

The Cities We Need

America’s cities were once engines of growth and opportunity - in this crisis, how can we save them?

 

Urban Farms To Traffic Bans: Cities Prep For Post-Coronavirus Future

As cities aim to become more self-reliant and resilient, they are taking steps to improve food security, live more sustainably.

 

How Cities are Reshaping Streets to Prepare for Life After Lockdown

As European cities make plans to slowly reopen, city officials are making adjustments to allow for social distancing on normally dense metropolitan areas and to cut car use in the future. The adjustments include: temporary bike lanes, wider sidewalks, and priority zones for cyclists and pedestrians among others.

 

Op-Ed: Reimagining City Agencies After COVID-19

Streetopia UWS Director Lisa Orman offers strategies on how Departments of Transportation, and NYC in particular, can think about reimagining cities and public spaces after the global pandemic. 

 

How Life in Our Cities Will Look After the Coronavirus Pandemic

The pandemic will change urban life forever. Foreing Policy asked 12 leading global experts in urban planning, policy, history, and health for their predictions.

 

Maze Parks To Micromarkets: How Coronavirus Could Bring Cities Closer To Home

Architects are rethinking urban design to let people get the best of city living while staying safe during the next pandemic

 

California Saw Dense Housing Near Transit As Its Future. What Now?

As Californians grow accustomed to 6-foot social distancing, the coronavirus could have a chilling effect on the state's efforts to build more apartments near public transportation to solve its housing crisis.

 

In Pandemic, New U.N. Envoy Sees Chance To Rethink Housing

Housing is the "front line" of the battle against the coronavirus, the new independent United Nations expert on the issue has said, calling the pandemic an opportunity for the world to rethink its approach.

 

READING LIST: THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

Boston’s Car-Free Streets Offer Glimpse of Low-Carbon Future

With stay-at-home orders emptying city streets, residents of Boston are getting a glimpse of a possible future in which the car is no longer king.

 

The Pandemic Will Mean Big, Lasting Changes for Urban Mobility

The Shared Mobility Summit zeroed in on all the many ways urban mobility has been rocked by the novel coronavirus. The consensus among experts seems to be that the crisis will force long-term changes.

 

Europe’s Cities Are Making Less Room for Cars After Coronavirus

Hard-hit Milan may be leading the way in reimagining how transit and commuting patterns could change as cities emerge from coronavirus shutdowns.

 

Urban Farms To Traffic Bans: Cities Prep For Post-Coronavirus Future

As cities aim to become more self-reliant and resilient, they are taking steps to improve food security, live more sustainably.

 

How U.S. Public Transit Can Survive Coronavirus

Guidelines on how public transit systems in major metropolitan cities which have seen a massive decrease in ridership can maintain services during the pandemic and after. 

 

How Cities are Reshaping Streets to Prepare for Life After Lockdown

As European cities make plans to slowly reopen, city officials are making adjustments to allow for social distancing on normally dense metropolitan areas and to cut car use in the future. The adjustments include: temporary bike lanes, wider sidewalks, and priority zones for cyclists and pedestrians among others.

 

Op-Ed: Reimagining City Agencies After COVID-19

Streetopia UWS Director Lisa Orman offers strategies on how Departments of Transportation, and NYC in particular, can think about reimagining cities and public spaces after the global pandemic. 

 

READING LIST: THE FUTURE OF ENVIRONMENT

Will Covid-19 Move Land Administration Into The Modern World?

As life moves online under the pandemic, officials must update archaic land systems to increase resilience for the future

 

Boston’s Car-Free Streets Offer Glimpse of Low-Carbon Future

With stay-at-home orders emptying city streets, residents of Boston are getting a glimpse of a possible future in which the car is no longer king.

 

Will Pandemic Push Humans Into Healthier Relationship with Nature?

Coronavirus has delayed key global agreements to protect oceans, forests and their native species - but may lead to a better understanding of the need to safeguard nature.

 

Regain Control Over Food Supply Chain After Virus - U.N. Envoy

With COVID, food banks have run short and farmers have dumped milk they could not get to market.

 

READING LIST: THE FUTURE OF THE ECONOMY

How Will The Economy Bounce Back After Covid-19?

How well, and how quickly, state and federal economies recover from the COVID-19 crisis has everything to do with the choices that officials make now, says economist Alicia Sasser Modestino. “The sky is falling, but we might have some ways to put the pieces back together.”

 

Dissecting coronavirus economic impact and recovery options

Harvard Kennedy School faculty chart policy paths for safe economic recovery.

 

What Our Post-Pandemic Future Looks Like

Economists, investors, and CEOs on how the coronavirus has forever changed the world.

 

The Coronavirus and the Future of Main Street

Decentralizing everything may be the best way to save our local businesses.

 

READING LIST: THE FUTURE OF GOVERNMENT

Looking Past COVID-19: State CIOs on What Comes Next

While the novel coronavirus has brought new challenges to government IT teams, chief information officers from Georgia, Ohio and Utah discuss the opportunities presented by changing the status quo.

 

Beyond the Crisis: How Might Local Government Build a Positive Legacy After Covid?

The director of the London Office of Technology and Innovation outlines changes in four sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic whose benefits could last well beyond quarantine: supporting local democracy; meeting needs quickly; making, buying, sharing, and re-using products; and using data better. 

 

OPINION: Digital Solutions To Revolutionise Community Empowerment

With communities challenged by Covid-19, it’s time to embrace digital transformation and provide local people with the tools to optimise grassroots mobilisation

 

Crisis as Opportunity: Fostering Inclusive Public Engagement in Local Government

This article offers guidelines on how to create now forms of engagement that are accessible to all residents in their constituencies, including: providing different points of online access, new engagement approaches for each purpose, and integrating online and in-person engagement.

 

Op-Ed: Reimagining City Agencies After COVID-19

Streetopia UWS Director Lisa Orman offers strategies on how Departments of Transportation, and NYC in particular, can think about reimagining cities and public spaces after the global pandemic. 

 

Ending 'Acceptable Losses' in Disasters: How Emergency Management Can Help Build More Equitable Communities

In order to prevent the further exacerbation of health and economic disparity in the response to COVID-19, healthcare leaders can operationalize equity by hiring more women and people of color and offering training for emergency management staff on how bias manifests during disasters among other solutions. 

 

Data Is the Story: The Crucial Role State CDOs Play in Pandemic Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic affects each state differently, but data is a valuable asset and state Chief Data Officers are taking on increasingly central roles as the crisis evolves.

 

4 Ways To Weave Resiliency, Tech Into City Recovery Plans

In an IEEE-hosted webinar, smart city consultants detailed best practices and frameworks for prioritizing resiliency amid COVID-19 pandemic recovery.