City Planning Blogs
The intersection of the 101 and 110 freeways in downtown Los Angeles is largely empty as most workers telecommute. Might office policies and employee habits change once stay-at-home orders lift? (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hugh Petter, director at Adam Architecture and Anthony McNamee, associate at Farrer & Co, explore how the UK can adopt a sustainable approach to placemaking
COVID-19 to Accelerate Adoption of Technology-Enabled Smart Cities Resilience Approaches: Robotics, Digital Twins, and Autonomous Freight
City governments are adjusting to a new reality, with COVID-19 driving urban resilience and digital transformation strategy agendas, finds global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research. This is reflected in the deployment of a range of technologies for new use cases during the current emergency:
For all the unknowns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is certain: Containing and rolling back the disease is only possible with reliable information about the prevalence of the infection and its spread. The greatest difficulty now is identifying individuals carrying the virus and all the people who interacted with them.
While responding to Covid-19 remains the priority, the city’s lord mayor said the plan will contribute to the post-coronavirus recovery and future livelihoods.
To learn about some of the different types of technologies used in smart cities to help create a safer, more efficient urban environment, continue reading.