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dc.contributor.authorDas, Diganta Kumaren
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jiajieen
dc.identifier.citationDas, D., & Zhang, J. J. (2020). Pandemic in a smart city: Singapore’s COVID-19 management through technology & society. Urban Geography. Advance online publication.
dc.description.abstractOn 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.en
dc.subjectSmart nationen
dc.subjectSmart cityen
dc.titlePandemic in a smart city: Singapore’s COVID-19 management through technology & societyen
dc.grant.idSwiss National Science Foundation Grant (Grant no. 10001AM_173332)en
dc.grant.fundingagencySwiss National Science Foundationen
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