How might we prepare cities and residents to adapt and respond to global public health crises?
Specific angles to explore
Although globalization is connecting countries and cultures like never before, it is important to also consider how this increased connectivity may pose new challenges to our public health infrastructures. What new technologies and cultural practices can we design to keep people connected while preventing global health crises?
Adopting sanitary practices: How might we integrate sanitary practices into daily activities in seamless and convenient ways?
Virtualization: How might we provide virtual connection to keep communities together when viruses require that they stay further apart?
Public transportation: How might we reduce the spread of germs on public transportation systems, especially during flu season and outbreaks?
Reimaging Quarantines: How might we reimagine the process of being quarantined to be a more humane and comforting experience?
Virus Detection: How might we adopt technology, such as infrared cameras, in public spaces to alert (but not shame) people who may be unknowing carriers of a viral infection?