India Must Plan New Strategy for Cities to Reap Full Benefits of ‘Self-Reliance’ Initiative

While announcing a stimulus package of INR 20 lakh crore ($260 billion) in his address to the nation on May 12, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to make…

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Insights from Big Data on How COVID-19 Is Changing Society

Between the 1918 flu pandemic and the 2020 COVID-19 crisis, our ability to understand the effects of infectious diseases has increased exponentially. Networked personal devices and automated sensors are now…

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Learning From Seoul to Control COVID-19: Transparency, Accountability, Solidarity

In many cities, lockdowns have forced large numbers of people into an impossible dilemma: follow social distancing guidelines or be deprived of their livelihoods and basic services. Unlike most places,…

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