Edited by: Arturo Bris, Christos Cabolis, Bruno Lanvin, Chan Heng Chee

This is the second volume of smart city case studies jointly produced by IMD and SUTD. In the short time that separated the publication of the first volume (Sixteen Shades of Smart) in 2019, and the launch of this new volume, the world has met with an unprecedented crisis, ushered in by the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus.