The COVID-19 pandemic is having unprecedented impacts on the social and economic aspect of many cities. ICT solutions and digital technologies can significantly expand a city’s capacity to responses to crisis situations such as the COVID-19 scenario, from monitoring the progress and slowdown the spread of the virus to delivering early warning signals that would save countless lives. The COVID-19 pandemic is a global challenge that demands a global response. It is imperative that smart sustainable cities are coordinating with the global community to develop a comprehensive and multilateral response to the crisis, one that would safeguard the well-being of all citizens, particularly of the most vulnerable populations.
Building on experiences of cities which developed their local action plans to overcome economic consequences of COVID-19 pandemic, this thematic group will document key lessons learned in developing and implementing the action plans.
Leader: Gulnara Roll (UNECE)