The coronavirus lockdown is easing, but city planners will need to think carefully about how to limit the impact of a second wave of infection, speakers at a recent virtual conference warned.
As long as there is no readily available vaccine for Covid-19, cities will need to balance the health risks with pressure to open up businesses. Risk planning using digital scenario tools will be among the software that city planners and policy-makers will need if they are to plot a path out of the lockdown to a new normal, where citizens and businesses can adjust to living and working while minimising the risk of a second wave of infections.