Tools for Coronavirus Response

Source: Infographia

Since cities around the world had started to develop different strategies and ideas to respond to the challenges that the current COVID-19 Pandemic brings, a large number of tools have been put available online for cities to share their knowledge, inform themselves, map and track the virus. The following table offers a selection of the most interesting tools Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann (bgh.) has found online. We share it and update it regularly with the idea of support cities to navigate the large offer of tools available to them online by different organisations.

 OrganisationTitleType of toolTopicLink
GoogleMobility DataViewer DataViewerMobilityhttps://www.google.com/covid19/mobility/
TUMICOVID Mobility Works (collecting, synethsizing and sharing mobility responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.)Platform (collecting, synethsizing and sharing mobility responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery)Mobilityhttps://www.covidmobilityworks.org/
NUMO New Mobility Atlas Allows to view changes to the shared, dockless micromobility landscape in cities around the worldData viewer https://www.numo.global/new-mobility-atlas#5.49/51.309/12.626
UCLGCovid-19 Service PointBank of ideasExchange Platformhttps://www.citiesforglobalhealth.org/
C40 Knowledge Hub Exchange PlatformGeneral responsehttps://www.c40knowledgehub.org/s/index-of-coronavirus-covid-19-journalism-and-other-resources?language=en_US
ICLEIHow three urban food gardens are contributing towards social cohesion in South AfricaBank of IdeasRecoveryhttps://africa.iclei.org/how-three-urban-food-gardens-are-contributing-towards-social-cohesion-in-south-africa/
The GuardianNews'A new normal': how coronavirus will transform transport in Britain's citiesArticle https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/18/a-new-normal-how-coronavirus-will-transform-transport-in-britains-cities
URBACTComplete Set o Tools and resources for Integrated & Participative Working ToolkitGeneral responsehttps://urbact.eu/toolbox-home
PlanetizenPlanetizen-Covid -19Analysis and articles General responsehttps://www.planetizen.com/tag/covid-19
URBACTURBACT city responses to Covid 19Map of ideasExchange Platformhttps://www.google.com/maps/d/u/2/edit?mid=1f5PSeH6hwo1ATDXqaMr5c_6kOs1W0WJ8&ll=45.050281651683235%2C24.112216342931777&z=4
City of SingaporeSingapore App ( Covid tracker)Apphttps://www.tracetogether.gov.sg/
European Committee of the RegionLive updates COVID-19. European cities respond to the coronavirus crisisBank of Ideas of European CitiesGeneral responsehttps://covidnews.eurocities.eu/
London School of Economics and Political ScienceBlogBlogPlanninghttps://blogs.lse.ac.uk/progressingplanning/2020/04/02/covid-19-a-call-for-resilient-cities/
Living Cities -LSEReflections on COVID-19 and Public Space Use in Kuwait: The Potential of a New ‘Normal’BlogPublic Spacehttps://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mec/2020/05/06/reflections-on-covid-19-and-public-space-use-in-kuwait-the-potential-of-a-new-normal/?mc_cid=a0e306b78b&mc_eid=715936da20
 European Union’s Horizon 2020-LSEThe Post-Coronavirus MetropolisBlogGeneral responsehttps://www.lse.ac.uk/cities/publications/blogs/The-Post-Coronavirus-Metropolis?mc_cid=a0e306b78b&mc_eid=715936da20
World Resources InstituteBiking Provides a Critical Lifeline During the Coronavirus CrisisBlogMobilityhttps://www.wri.org/blog/2020/04/coronavirus-biking-critical-in-cities?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=ncecities&utm_campaign=socialmedia&utm_term=50b82dae-a52d-4003-beba-a8b19c30d12c&mc_cid=a0e306b78b&mc_eid=715936da20
World BankUrban Density Is Not an Enemy in the Coronavirus Fight: Evidence from ChinaBlogGeneral responsehttps://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/urban-density-not-enemy-coronavirus-fight-evidence-china?CID=WBW_AL_BlogNotification_EN_EXT?cid=SHR_BlogSiteShare_EN_EXT?cid=SHR_BlogSiteShare_EN_EXT&mc_cid=a0e306b78b&mc_eid=715936da20
IIEDDealing with COVID-19 in the towns and cities of the global SouthBlogGeneral responsehttps://www.iied.org/dealing-covid-19-towns-cities-global-south?mc_cid=a0e306b78b&mc_eid=715936da20
London School of Economics and Political ScienceBrazil’s urban inequalities will exacerbate the impacts of Covid-19BlogSocial inequalityhttps://blogs.lse.ac.uk/latamcaribbean/2020/04/14/brazils-urban-inequalities-will-exacerbate-the-impacts-of-covid-19/?mc_cid=a0e306b78b&mc_eid=715936da20
BrookingsHow our cities can reopen after rhe COVID-19 pandemic:A ten-point preparedness plan for our communitiesBlog/GuidelineEconomyhttps://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2020/03/24/how-our-cities-can-reopen-after-the-covid-19-pandemic/
The GuardianNewsCity leaders aim to shape green recovery from coronavirus crisisArticlehttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/01/city-leaders-aim-to-shape-green-recovery-from-coronavirus-crisis
European UnionThe EU's Assembly of Regional and Local RepresentativesCOVID- 19 Action PlanGeneral responsehttps://cor.europa.eu/en/engage/Documents/CoR-Action-plan-on-Covid19_24March2020%20.pdf
National League of Cities The Partnership for Healthy CitiesCOVID-19: LOCAL ACTION TRACKER ( Only US )Best practiceshttps://covid19.nlc.org/resources/covid-19-local-action-tracker/
Urban FootprintCOVID-19: Mapping and Measuring Community Impact with UrbanFootprintCOVID-19: Mapping and Measuring Community Impact with UrbanFootprint case counting https://urbanfootprint.com/covid-19/
London School of Economics and Political ScienceCOVID-19 MONITORS OF RELEVANCE TO URBAN AND REGIONAL GOVERNANCEData Analytics Note/Newslater/knowledge hubGeneral responsehttps://www.lse.ac.uk/cities/Assets/Documents/EGI-Publications/Analytics-Note-01.pdf
Euro CitiesCovid NewsEuropean cities respond to the coronavirus crisis. Bank of ideasExchange Platformhttps://covidnews.eurocities.eu/
Living Cities Living Cities BlogIdeas and Resources for How Cities Can Attack the COVID-19 Crisis ( US) General responsehttps://www.livingcities.org/blog/1418-ideas-and-resources-for-how-cities-can-attack-the-covid-19-crisis
Smart Cities WorldSmart Cities WorldInformation Hub about the strategies cities are deploying globally to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemicGeneral responsehttps://www.smartcitiesworld.net/coronavirus?aokeywords=&aoca=143&aocr=187&cc=870&campaignRef=1
BrookingsBrookings Coronavirus response Knowledge hub Exchange Platformhttps://www.brookings.edu/topic/coronavirus-covid19/
Metropolis Covid-19 Service PointBank of IdeasGeneral responsehttps://use.metropolis.org/news/covid-19-service-point
The GuardianNewsLarge areas of London to be made car-free as lockdown easedArticlehttps://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/may/15/large-areas-of-london-to-be-made-car-free-as-lockdown-eased
London School of Economics and Political ScienceLSE-EventsList of Online Public Events with experts related to the responce to Corona VirusEventshttps://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/Search-Events
C40Mayours Task ForceMayors Task Force General responsehttps://www.c40.org/press_releases/global-mayors-covid-19-recovery-task-force
Eno Centre for TransportationCOVID-19 NEWS & RESOURCESNews & Resources HubMobilityhttps://www.enotrans.org/covid19/
Brookings/Richard Florida/Steven PedigoCity Talks: Richard Florida on the future of cities after the CoronavirusPodcastGeneral responsehttps://www.centreforcities.org/podcast/city-talks-richard-florida/?mc_cid=a0e306b78b&mc_eid=7
London School of Economics and Political ScienceLSE- What does gender have to do with pandemics?PodcastGenderhttps://www.lse.ac.uk/lse-player?id=4878
London School of Economics and Political ScienceLSE- COVID-19 and DeglobalisationPodcastGeneral responsehttps://www.lse.ac.uk/lse-player?id=4876
London School of Economics and Political ScienceLSE-Assessing the Economic Impact of COVID-19PodcastEconomyhttps://www.lse.ac.uk/lse-player?id=4880
London School of Economics and Political ScienceLSE-Transboundary Crisis Management in Europe in the Wake of COVID-19PodcastGeneral responsehttps://www.lse.ac.uk/lse-player?id=4882
London School of Economics and Political ScienceLSE-Data–driven Responses to COVID–19: opportunities and limitationsPodcastGeneral responsehttps://www.lse.ac.uk/lse-player?id=4893
The Economist and UNOPSThe future of public spending: responses to covid-19 ( information to increase City'S ability of governments to source what they need—quickly, efficiently and responsibly)ReportFunding and resourceshttps://unops.economist.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Thefutureofpublicspending_responsestocovid19.pdf
National Association of City Transportation Officials ( Nacto) (84 North American cities) + Bloomberg PhilanthropiesStreets for Pandemic Response and Recovery GuideMobilityhttps://nacto.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NACTO_Streets-for-Pandemic-Response-and-Recovery_2020-06-25.pdf
European ComissionEGCN 100% Renewable ToolkitToolkitRenewable energy https://ec.europa.eu/environment/europeangreencapital/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/EGCN-toolkit-renewable.pdf
TUMI ( and others)TUMITwitter HandleMobilityhttps://twitter.com/TUMInitiative/status/1237106414038003713
City of Tbilisi, GeorgiaTbilisi-Georgia Website to raise awareness on CoronaWebsiteGood practicehttps://stopcov.ge/en
City of Bogota, ColombiaBogota-Colombia Website that compiles all relevant information about the response to Corona in the city: WebsiteGood practicehttps://bogota.gov.co/coronavirus-en-bogota/
New York UniversityTHE CORONAVIRUS AND THE CITIESWorking PaperGeneral responsehttps://marroninstitute.nyu.edu/uploads/content/The_Coronavirus_and_the_Cities%2C_27_March_data%2C_final_draft_31_March_2020_VersApril3.pdf
European UnionThe EU's Assembly of Regional and Local RepresentativesMap of EU initiativesGeneral responsehttps://cor.europa.eu/en/regions?view=stories
C40C40 Mayors’ Agenda for a Green and Just RecoveryPolicy Brief Recoveryhttps://www.c40knowledgehub.org/s/article/C40-Mayors-Agenda-for-a-Green-and-Just-Recovery?language=en_US
C40A green, just and job-rich COVID-19 recovery: How cities can rapidly boost good, local employmentImplementation GuideRecoveryhttps://www.c40knowledgehub.org/s/article/A-green-just-and-job-rich-COVID-19-recovery-How-cities-can-rapidly-boost-good-local-employment?language=en_US&utm_campaign=Green+and+Just+Recovery&utm_medium=C40+newsletter&utm_source=C40+newsletter
C40Priorities for mayors for a green post-COVID recovery: global perspectivesArticleRecoveryhttps://www.c40knowledgehub.org/s/article/Priorities-for-mayors-for-a-green-post-COVID-recovery-global-perspectives?language=en_US&utm_campaign=Green+and+Just+Recovery&utm_medium=C40+newsletter&utm_source=C40+newsletter
C40Housing and COVID-19: How cities are supporting tenants, homeowners and homeless peopleImplementation GuideHousinghttps://www.c40knowledgehub.org/s/article/How-cities-are-supporting-residents-in-the-formal-housing-market-during-COVID-19?language=en_US&utm_campaign=14+May+mailing&utm_medium=C40+newsletter&utm_source=C40+newsletter
NUMOLeveraging Data to Achieve Policy Outcomes.Mobility Data ToolMobility https://policydata.numo.global/
NUMOMoMobility Card Game (English)Card Game Mobility https://www.numo.global/resources/momobility-card-game-english
Various NGOsShared Mobility Principles for Livable CitiesPolicy Brief ( Principles)Mobility https://www.sharedmobilityprinciples.org/
ICLEIICLEI Africa supports local and subnational governments during COVID-19Bank of IdeasGeneral responsehttps://africa.iclei.org/covid-19/
ICLEIICLEI Europe supports local and subnational governments during COVID-19Bank of IdeasGeneral responsehttps://iclei-europe.org/news/?c=search&uid=aZrFc6eq
World BankAnnual Private Participation in Infrastructure Database Global Report, 2019Data Economyhttps://ppi.worldbank.org/content/dam/PPI/documents/private-participation-infrastructure-annual-2019-report.pdf
ICLEISustainability and Local Governments in the Context of the COVID-19 PandemicBlog Recoveryhttps://talkofthecities.iclei.org/sustainability-and-local-governments-in-the-context-of-the-covid-19-pandemic/
LSEEmergency Governance Initiative COVID-19Policy Brief General responsehttps://www.lse.ac.uk/cities/Assets/Documents/EGI-Publications/PB01-final-for-publication.pdf
South African GovernmentCOVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource PortalWebsiteGeneral responsehttps://sacoronavirus.co.za/
Gauteng City-Region ObservatoryResponding to the COVID-19 pandemic in GautengData and InformationGeneral responsehttps://www.gcro.ac.za/research/project/detail/responding-covid-19-pandemic-gauteng/
NUMORELEASE: Passenger Distancing Not Sole Factor in Preventing Spread of COVID-19 on Public Transportation, Research FindsStudy release Public Transporthttps://www.numo.global/news/release-passenger-distancing-not-sole-factor-preventing-spread-covid-19-public-transportation
TUMI
#COVID19 transmission risks and infection rates in public transport Twitter ThreadPublic Transporthttps://twitter.com/TUMInitiative/status/1266662574453673985
TUMIUrban transport: How to save costs and how to generate revenuesTwitter ThreadPublic Transporthttps://twitter.com/TUMInitiative/status/1305524763230601217
C40Smart Cities Activator2020 COVID-19 MITIGATION ROADMAP (US)( Free Registration)General responsehttps://smartcitiescouncil.com/webform/account-request-form-smart-cities-activator-andor-2021-readiness-challenge
London School of Economics and Political ScienceShaping the Post-COVID WorldKnowledge hubGeneral responsehttps://www.lse.ac.uk/Research/covid
London School of Economics and Political ScienceThe Covid-19 response: Governance Challenges and Innovations by Cities and Regions
Policy Brief
General response
https://www.lse.ac.uk/cities/Assets/Documents/EGI-Publications/Analytics-Note-02.pdf
London School of Economics and Political ScienceA Stronger Role for Urban Agriculture in Times of Crisis and BeyondBlog
Urban Agriculture
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/progressingplanning/2020/10/26/a-stronger-role-for-urban-agriculture-in-times-of-crisis-and-beyond/?fbclid=IwAR0HPgo4-aUtKsXNyNXSVKZ7i9M4XR6lldzKlq6utgVRdF2lav-EUp96MGI