A structured way to find collaboration opportunities between cities and technology solutions vendors.
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted cities and communities worldwide. Although cities have emergency and disaster response plans, the scale of the outbreak has strained their resources and capabilities. Technology and innovation facilitate city responses to COVID-19. As a result, municipalities have turned to technology companies for help.
Technology companies have responded with ideas and proposals. However, the results have been mixed and uneven. Some problem areas get a lot of ideas while others get none. Still other ideas are unfeasible. Many respondents lack understanding of how cities respond to public health emergencies.
This white paper describes a Smart City-Public Health Emergency Collaboration framework. It provides a structured way to identify areas of opportunity between cities, public health systems and the technology community. It integrates typical smart city ecosystem capabilities with the CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities.