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The Evolution of Travel: How Prague Uses Data to Create Innovative Tourism Models | Destination Cities: Accelerating Urban Tourism and Economies

During a recent convening hosted by The Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard and City Possible, Jana Adamcova, a board member at Prague City Tourism, outlined the city’s approach to revitalizing tourism that was negatively impacted by the pandemic.  Tourism in the Czech Republic is heavily concentrated in the nation’s capital, which devastated Prague’s local …

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Innovation Under Isolation: How Cities are Breathing New Life into Communities

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has forced cities worldwide to rethink how they work, from allowing remote employee access and cybersecurity to maintaining a local economy under lockdown. Unfortunately, the impending disaster also highlighted weaknesses such as lack of internet connectivity and/or a lack of resources to monitor and enforce social distancing. While many changes have …

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COVID-19 Cases Dropping: How Cities Brace for the ‘New Normal’

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are on the decline in several parts of the world, but even good news heralds difficult challenges for governments trying to keep their populations safe. Opening workplaces and businesses stimulate the economy, for example, but makes social distancing difficult or impossible in some cases, especially on public transportation. Dr. David S. Ricketts, …

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Reopening Woes: Cities Struggle With PPE Supply Chain and Contact Tracking

Cities worldwide are paving the road to economic recovery through phased reopening plans, COVID-19 testing, and the acquisition of personal protective equipment (PPE).  To facilitate knowledge sharing — specifically about COVID-19 — between city leaders, Dr. David S. Ricketts, Innovation Fellow at Harvard TECH, hosts a weekly Zoom call to discuss the challenges cities are …

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COVID-19: How Cities Encourage and Enforce Social Distancing

City leaders are balancing the need to preserve the economy and citizen morale with mandatory social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. To facilitate knowledge sharing — specifically about COVID-19 — between city leaders, Dr. David S. Ricketts, Innovation Fellow at Harvard TECH, hosts a weekly Zoom call to discuss the challenges cities are facing and …

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How Cities Across the Globe are Protecting Their Communities from COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to impact every facet of society, and city departments are working together to keep citizens safe despite varying and fragmented information about the virus.  Dr. David S. Ricketts, Innovation Fellow at Harvard TECH, along with City Possible, powered by Mastercard, together with hundreds of global government decision-makers and citizens, gathered in a digital …

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Inclusive Urbanization: 7 Key Insights for Making Tech Work for People

This sponsored content originates from City Possible, powered by Mastercard. You can view the original article here. The quest for opportunity has been driving urbanization throughout history. From the ancient river towns of Mesopotamia to the explosive growth of cities during the Industrial Revolution to today’s urban renaissance, people are drawn to cities to make …

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