Dr. Bruce Chong, specialist in smart and resilient city planning and implementation, shares his reflections on urban resilience under the COVID-19 pandemic in this perspective from East Asia.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which is having a huge impact on lives and assets, has brought a renewed focus on ‘urban resilience’ making us rethink the way we plan, design, develop and manage our cities to protect the health and wellbeing of the people when emergencies arise.