URBAN HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURES AND URBAN RESILIENCE IN A POST-COVID19 WORLD

PI: Dr Harvey Neo (LKYCIC, SUTD)
Team: Dr Jose Rafael Martinez Garcia, Ms Irna Nurlina, Mr Winston Yap (LKYCIC, SUTD)

In a post-COVID world, the making of a “healthy city” is likely to become a policy priority, this research aims to map out viable pathways towards healthy cities in Southeast Asia through, amongst other things, a consideration of urban health infrastructures and urban resilience.

COMMENCED
1 June 2020
STATUS
Ongoing
PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
Collaborator: Centre for Sustainable Urban Development, Pontificia University of Chile

Research Project

COVID-19 in the Antipodes: Zooming in the Pandemic in Urban Southeast Asia and Latin America

This research draws on the experiences of Singapore, Jakarta, Santiago and Bogotá to measure and compare the impact of COVID-19 in urban areas virtually antipodal to one another. Expanding  on the urban health indicators (UHI) framework, the research assesses the cities performance in various ways. These include their emergency preparedness; their ability to detect and break transmission chains and the effectiveness in communicating preventive measures to the public. The study will shed light on the different ways (and varying success) cities in Southeast Asia and Latin America have protected the vulnerable and preserve lives/livelihoods in an equitable manner.

This is a joint research project led by Juan Carlos Muñoz (Director of the Centre for Sustainable Urban Development), Luis Fuentes Arce (Director of the Institute of Territorial and Urban Studies), both at the Pontificia Catholic University of Chile and Harvey Neo and Rafael Martinez Garcia from LKYCIC.

Commenced: 1 July 2020
Status: Ongoing
Collaborators: Centre for Sustainable Urban Development and Institute of Territorial and Urban Studies, Pontificia Catholic University of Chile. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Los Andes, Colombia.