Description

This workshop will consider new insights from an ongoing crisis related to a pandemic known as "coronavirus". The case study analysis goes from the theoretical and empirical perspective to practical implementation of solutions.

Some challenges derived from this pandemic, have no precedent in recent centuries.

    1. The territorial scope of the crisis is global
    2. Cascading effects are not fully known yet, especially regarding the long-term.
    3. Damage is not relevant on Infrastructure but instead on Livelihood resources
    4. Underlying causes of Vulnerability (poverty ratio, WASH services availability, health condition, density, and mobility and communication facilities availability) play a key role in negative impact.
    5. Territory must be reconceptualized considering that interactions and flows derived from typical travel patterns (home-work, home-school, home-shopping centers) may have a dramatical shift toward remote activity.

The workshop aim is to provide a forum for discussion about the need to shift urban planning toward not just response in the aftermath of a crisis but to implement permanent changes in the way we build our cities and specifically in the way we manage mobility (travel modes, travel patterns, etc.)

Topics

A smart city is more than a high-tech city. People are at the forefront of city change. The principles of sustainability, quality, equity and rapidity are the main pillars for smart city planning.

This workshop will open a discussion about some dominant paradigms that have shaped most of our cities. How should we build our public spaces if social distancing should be kept? What travel modes would be more efficient when massive and usually crowded transit is to be avoided? Have we reached the time when remote activity should be mixed with onsite activities in a systematic way?

Experiences from countries/cities where better and faster control of the pandemic was achieved will be reviewed (Singapore) and some case-studies where the damage was far bigger and long-lasting, too (New York, Lima). This provides a better perspective of references and its correlation with the variables considered.

The following topics are considered:

A. Underlying causes of Vulnerability

  • Poverty ratio (Income/Family, Savings, Insurance)
  • WASH services availability
  • Risk rate (Age, Chronic Diseases, Self-care)
  • Healthcare Facilities Availability (Emergency Aid)
  • Density Rate (Population/Km2)
  • Mobility and communication facilities availability (IoT)

B. Crisis Response

  • Governance and Strategy
    • CCS (Control Command System). From C+C+C to Collaboration (*)
    • Data & Knowledge Management
    • Tracking & Mapping System (IoT)
    • Virus Diagnosis (Accuracy and Test availability)
    • Mitigation Measures (Quarantine, Restricted Mobility)
    • Healthcare Facilities (Beds, Ventilators, Human Resources)
    • Isolation Facilities (Temporary Sites and Facilities)

C. Crisis Recovery and Preparedness

  • Territory & Infrastructure Management: Smart Infrastructures
    • Territorial Infrastructures (Residential Zones/ Public open spaces): Modify vital infrastructure-pedestrian developments; Geo-fencing of hotspot zones of pandemics etc.
    • Critical Infrastructures- Customization in government premises for workspaces; Public offices, hospitals, Art galleries/theatres etc. temperature screenings; Pandemic-proof airports etc.
  • Selective Flows (Regulations/Schedules/ Policies/Guidelines):
    • Smart Governance Interventions: Policies and guidelines related to WASH sector; Restructuring; Capacity Building of Govt. Officials etc.
    • Smart Education Interventions: Distance as well as digital learning solutions; Home-Work-Daily, 2-3 Times/Week, Once a Week, etc., Home-School/ Online Tutoring: Daily, 2-3 Times/Week, Once a Week, etc.
    • Smart Society/Communities Interventions: Walking hours (permission for public parks walks in between 5 am to 7 am in morning & 5 pm to 7 pm evening); Sentiment Analysis; Awareness campaigns, Penalty for public loitering-Spitting; Curfew schedules (7 pm to 6 am), Self-isolation & Social Distancing awareness campaign etc.
    • Smart Economy Interventions (Policies-Guidelines-Businesses): Remote workforce enablement; SMEs Incubation; Smart Economic Policies or guidelines; Strategy of Things; Civic Actions etc.
  • Selective Travel Modes (Schedule):
    • Smart Mobility Interventions-Intelligent Traffic monitoring and surveillance during partial lockdown; Traffic Route plan etc.
    • Individualized: Non-Motorized-Walking, Autonomous Vehicles, Micro-mobility, e-Bikes, Scooters, etc.
    • Mass Transportation- Customization in seating arrangements, Collective: Motorized- Subway, BRTS, etc.
  • Technology-driven Smart Interventions (IoTs, Digital, ICT, Emerging technologies)
    • Smart Grid (ON/OFF): Energy Management/Sustainability-Solar panel roofing (Back-Up, Resources), Sustainability Practices-Green Roofing etc.
    • Smart Healthcare Interventions: Remote Healthcare System; Health mapping; Telemedicine Solution; Integration of data for early signs using Google datasets, Extension of 3D printer based masks manufacturing; COVID19 tracing mobile applications; Healthcare Workforce Pulses; SORMAS-Surveillance and Outbreak Response Management, and Analysis System; Personal Health Tracking & Self-assessment Solutions; Using emerging technologies to augment existing thermal systems to enhance the rate of contactless screening, saving time and manpower; Epidemic collection and monitoring system etc.
    • Smart Safety Interventions: Emergency Services (Police, Rescue, Firemen): Thermal Cameras for Temperature Screening; AI-based vehicle movement restriction; Drone surveillance of Public law & order; crowd control using emerging tech; Public Address System (PAS); Face Mask Detection; Human Presence Detection System; Digital wayfinding solutions for hospitals; Fact-Checking Solution; Interactive map with coronavirus portals and state infection counts; Travel and Health Declaration System (Visitors scan a QR code using Govt. Mobile app) etc.
    • Smart Living Interventions: Public Distribution System (for food delivery, medicine-masks supply etc.); Home Entertainment (Netflix-Amazon Prime etc.); Internet add on free Service Subscription (CSR or economical rate basis);
    • Smart Environment Interventions: Innova Prep- biomonitoring digital tools for air, surfaces, and liquids; Ewell: Intelligent cloud management system for medical waste; Intelligent bins for efficient Garbage collection from door to door;

Course Programme

Day 1

A. Underlying causes of Vulnerability

  • Poverty ratio (Income/Family, Savings, Insurance)
  • WASH services availability
  • Risk rate (Age, Chronic Diseases, Self-care)
  • Healthcare Facilities Availability (Emergency Aid)
  • Density Rate (Population/Km2)
  • Mobility and communication facilities availability (IoT)

Day 2

B. Crisis Response

  • Governance and Strategy
    • CCS (Control Command System). From C+C+C to Collaboration (*)
    • Data & Knowledge Management
    • Tracking & Mapping System (IoT)
    • Virus Diagnosis (Accuracy and Test availability)
    • Mitigation Measures (Quarantine, Restricted Mobility)
    • Healthcare Facilities (Beds, Ventilators, Human Resources)
    • Isolation Facilities (Temporary Sites and Facilities)

Day 3

C. Crisis Recovery and Preparedness

  • Territory & Infrastructure Management: Smart Infrastructures
    • Territorial Infrastructures (Residential Zones/ Public open spaces): Modify vital infrastructure-pedestrian developments; Geo-fencing of hotspot zones of pandemics etc.
    • Critical Infrastructures- Customization in government premises for workspaces; Public offices, hospitals, Art galleries/theatres etc. temperature screenings; Pandemic-proof airports etc.
  • Selective Flows (Regulations/Schedules/ Policies/Guidelines):
    • Smart Governance Interventions: Policies and guidelines related to WASH sector; Restructuring; Capacity Building of Govt. Officials etc.
    • Smart Education Interventions: Distance as well as digital learning solutions; Home-Work-Daily, 2-3 Times/Week, Once a Week, etc., Home-School/ Online Tutoring: Daily, 2-3 Times/Week, Once a Week, etc.
    • Smart Society/Communities Interventions: Walking hours (permission for public parks walks in between 5 am to 7 am in morning & 5 pm to 7 pm evening); Sentiment Analysis; Awareness campaigns, Penalty for public loitering-Spitting; Curfew schedules (7 pm to 6 am), Self-isolation & Social Distancing awareness campaign etc.
    • Smart Economy Interventions (Policies-Guidelines-Businesses): Remote workforce enablement; SMEs Incubation; Smart Economic Policies or guidelines; Strategy of Things; Civic Actions etc.
  • Selective Travel Modes (Schedule):
    • Smart Mobility Interventions-Intelligent Traffic monitoring and surveillance during partial lockdown; Traffic Route plan etc.
    • Individualized: Non-Motorized-Walking, Autonomous Vehicles, Micro-mobility, e-Bikes, Scooters, etc.
    • Mass Transportation- Customization in seating arrangements, Collective: Motorized- Subway, BRTS, etc.
  • Technology-driven Smart Interventions (IoTs, Digital, ICT, Emerging technologies)
    • Smart Grid (ON/OFF): Energy Management/Sustainability-Solar panel roofing (Back-Up, Resources), Sustainability Practices-Green Roofing etc.
    • Smart Healthcare Interventions: Remote Healthcare System; Health mapping; Telemedicine Solution; Integration of data for early signs using Google datasets, Extension of 3D printer based masks manufacturing; COVID19 tracing mobile applications; Healthcare Workforce Pulses; SORMAS-Surveillance and Outbreak Response Management, and Analysis System; Personal Health Tracking & Self-assessment Solutions; Using emerging technologies to augment existing thermal systems to enhance the rate of contactless screening, saving time and manpower; Epidemic collection and monitoring system etc.
    • Smart Safety Interventions: Emergency Services (Police, Rescue, Firemen): Thermal Cameras for Temperature Screening; AI-based vehicle movement restriction; Drone surveillance of Public law & order; crowd control using emerging tech; Public Address System (PAS); Face Mask Detection; Human Presence Detection System; Digital wayfinding solutions for hospitals; Fact-Checking Solution; Interactive map with coronavirus portals and state infection counts; Travel and Health Declaration System (Visitors scan a QR code using Govt. Mobile app) etc.
    • Smart Living Interventions: Public Distribution System (for food delivery, medicine-masks supply etc.); Home Entertainment (Netflix-Amazon Prime etc.); Internet add on free Service Subscription (CSR or economical rate basis);
    • Smart Environment Interventions: Innova Prep- biomonitoring digital tools for air, surfaces, and liquids; Ewell: Intelligent cloud management system for medical waste; Intelligent bins for efficient Garbage collection from door to door.

* To fully benefit from the calculation practice on Day 3, participants should bring a laptop computer with MS Excel software.

Course Presenter

Dr Jorge Diaz, Dr Jeremy Lin and MSo Surya Dev Prakash

The Program offers a wide approach, embracing the medical perspective, urban planning practices and mobility solutions from IoT.

Dr Jorge Diaz is a senior consultant at a global scale, his experience spans over twenty-five years. He is also a researcher on topics related to Smart City Planning and has collaborated with the National Council for Science and Technology Development in countries such as Peru, Mexico and Chile. He has been awarded research fellowships by some international organizations from Canada, Chile, South-Africa, Mexico and the European Union to provide technical assistance related to Urban Planning.

Dr Jeremy Lim is the co-founder and CEO of AMiLi, the first dedicated gut microbiome full service company in Southeast Asia. He is also co-director of global health at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health where he works to enhance cooperation, capacity building and knowledge sharing across the region.

MSo Surya Dev Prakash is a technology enthusiast and versatile expert having overall 8 years of experience in Smart Cities Solutions & Strategy, National as well as Local Government Advisory, Urban Infrastructures Planning, Strategic Planning, Consulting-Business & Technology (Strategy, Innovation, Transformation & Implementation), Digital Transformation Strategy, ICT, IoT & Emerging Technologies Strategy etc.

Register your Interest

Please email the Course Coordinator to register your interest in this course and give a recommendation for suitable dates in 2021.

Jane Chantler - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Once the course date is finalised we will contact you and activate the registration form.

Some subsidies might be available for PhD students. Contact us for further information.

Location

new forestThe New Forest is one of the UK's most popular tourist destinations and offers many attractions all year round, including picturesque forest villages as well as beautiful scenery. It is located in Southern England, spreading over 150 square miles of Hampshire. The New Forest was established as a royal hunting ground by King William I, and by the 14th century, the land was being used to produce timber for the shipbuilding industry on the south coast. Today, after nearly 1000 years, the forest is still Crown property and is administered by the Forestry Commission. Since the reign of King William I commoners have been given the right to graze their livestock, normally ponies, cattle and pigs, on Forest land where they wander freely. In the New Forest, the well-being of the animals and the special needs of the countryside are a priority. The Forest is unarguably recognised as one of the most unique and important wilderness areas in Western Europe and, because of this, it is now a National Park.

Venue and Accommodation

The course will take place at the Wessex Institute at Ashurst Lodge located in the New Forest, an outstanding National Park that borders the South Coast. Ashurst Lodge is an ideal venue for conferences, courses and seminars.  The participants can benefit from an excellent standard of accommodation, either on Campus or in various hotels or bed and breakfasts in the area.  The surroundings are equally appealing to those who enjoy walking, horse riding, cycling, sailing and fine landscapes.

For more information on how to find Ashurst Lodge and to arrange accommodation during the courses please use the information provided on the Contact Us page.

Ashurst Lodge panorama