Accelerating Sustainability and Connectivity in Cities The COVID-19 pandemic brought much of the world to a screeching halt earlier this year. Many once-bustling cities around the world saw the number of cars on their streets dwindle and a dramatic decline in C02 emissions. By June 2020, global carbon emissions were projected to decline 8% in 2020, falling to levels not seen … [Read more...] about Digital Payments for Urban Mobility
Fragilities that the COVID-19 highlighted in the regional and global supply chains can be a catalyst for change. COVID-19 brought to a new level the discussion about global supply chains. The pandemic has triggered debates at different levels of society and governments about how firms source, manufacture and distribute their products and how they manage their risk and social … [Read more...] about Do Governments have a role to play in Supply Chains?
I spent part of my fall semester at the Harvard Kennedy School working in a project called: Policy Development Field Lab: Autonomous Vehicles, with Professor Mark Fagan. During this field lab, we worked with the City of Boston, more specifically with the Department of New Urban Mechanics, to design potential scenarios for regulating Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) in its various … [Read more...] about Autonomous Vehicles and Disruptive Technologies from Boston to Santiago. The frontiers of Policymaking
Until the beginning of March, South Korea had the second-most cases of Covid-19; now, the number of daily new cases is down to 30-50 people. With the decreasing trend of new cases, the Korean government eased Social Distancing to Distancing in Daily Life since the middle of May, which includes the benefits of going back to school and allowing more social activities. When … [Read more...] about How South Korea is Managing Public Transportation under COVID-19
The COVID-19 crisis has revealed the array of impact that health issues can have on transport and mobility. It has uncovered the spectrum of factors that this sector must consider in its quest for resilient, green, safe and sustainable transport. It has brought in a new element of consideration for transport planning: health outbreaks. At the same time, it has reinforced and … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Reshaping Mobility