Across the globe, Covid-19 has threatened cities and communities, endangering not only public health, but also disrupting the economy and the fabric of society. It has highlighted the need for urban planners and municipalities to re-evaluate what a city needs to be resilient in the ""new normal"".
Swiss business school Institute of Management Development (IMD), who publishes the annual Smart City Index, found that smart cities, or cities that have incorporated digitalisation into its urban planning, demonstrated greater effectiveness in handling the pandemic. Malaysia is making positive progress towards establishing smart cities.
+INFO: New Straits Times