New Online Collaboration Tool, Designed for Effective Pandemic Policy

The Smart Cities Council has launched the "Activator - COVID-19 Mitigation Roadmap."

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March 30, 2020, 12:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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“The Smart Cities Council has developed a new collaborative online tool for cities to mitigate their response to the new coronavirus (COVID-19),” reports Cailin Crowe.

The "Activator - COVID-19 Mitigation Roadmap," as the tool is called, “gathers official resources in one place; allows team members to collaborate in real-time; publishes the information in the format best suited for the specific audience (i.e. political leaders, city managers, residents, etc.); and allows stakeholders to view how other cities are handling the response,” explains Crowe.

The new tool from the Smart Cities Council is the latest of a growing number of tools intended to help cities plan and coordinate responses to the public health risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The need to share and collaborate with, and learn from, other cities and countries, has never been more obvious and necessary. Other tools are shared at the following links:

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