Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/22531
Title: 
Authors: 
Keywords: 
COVID-19
Singapore
Smart nation
Smart city
Pandemic
Issue Date: 
2020
Citation: 
Das, D., & Zhang, J. J. (2020). Pandemic in a smart city: Singapore’s COVID-19 management through technology & society. Urban Geography. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2020.1807168
Abstract: 
On 23 January 2020, Singapore announced its first COVID-19 case, becoming one of the first countries to be affected by the virus outside China. The government acted swiftly, closed its borders, introduced circuit-breaking measures, and deployed public health and medical expertise in tackling the virus. Both technology and human resources were used extensively for contact tracing, quarantining, and pathogenic management. While all these measures helped in a successful containment initially, the second wave of COVID-19 cases emerged at the foreign worker dormitories, affecting thousands of workers. Singapore’s approach in tackling the situation shifted rapidly and began to involve civil society organizations and individuals in the fight against the virus. In this paper, we argue that while state-led technologies such asTraceTogether and Safe Entry helped in the techno-governance of bodies on the move, bottom-up digital solutions, and innovative engagement of individuals are equally crucial in building a smart and resilient Singapore.
URI: 
ISSN: 
0272-3638
Other Identifiers: 
10.1080/02723638.2020.1807168
Website: 
Grant ID: 
Swiss National Science Foundation Grant (Grant no. 10001AM_173332)
Funding Agency: 
Swiss National Science Foundation
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
UG-2020-807168.pdf332.91 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
View/Open
Show full item record

Page view(s)

4
checked on Nov 27, 2020

Download(s)

2
checked on Nov 27, 2020

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.