“Infrastructure for the crisis” newsletter – April 2020

For our April issue, we explored in the A side and B side of our newsletter the role of infrastructures in a context of crisis like the one we are going through right now with the Covid-19 pandemic.

A SIDE

— Market
Network resilience and the lessons for the future

Networks are taking on the challenge the pandemic is facing them with – and testing their ability to withstand powerful shocks. What can this experience teach us about resilience of our cities and regions?

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— Analysis
Covid-19 and resilience in cities and regions: it’s about people

As the pandemic continues to rage, the notion of resilience is also spreading to initiatives to help others and show support. The next question is how much of that will remain when the crisis is over.

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— Forecasts
What if versatility became the new normal?

Some infrastructure can be flexible, adaptable, reversible or as big or small as it needs to be. It can also be ephemeral or even soluble. We look at infrastructure designed to self-reinvent.

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— Radar
Our selection of innovative businesses #11

China is tracking people to contain the epidemic and lift the lockdown sooner.
Europe wants to invent its own digital tracking system to fight the virus without impinging on privacy.
Big Tech is flying to the rescue in the US, to help the country get a grip on the coronavirus.

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B SIDE

— Business
Superstar infrastructure

It’s been making headlines these past few weeks: how was it going to adapt once country borders closed, when the people working on it were forced into lockdown and when demand shrivelled? Infrastructure has adapted in good times and bad. That’s what makes it such a revealing barometer of our societies’ ability to adjust. It mirrors our knack for bouncing back as much as our dumbfounded feeling in those first few das when we had to start grappling with the unforeseeable.

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— Radar
Our selection of innovative businesses #12

We zoom in on the most promising Construction Tech segments on the road to 2025.
Video applications enable remote worksite inspections. So they are one of the answers to the question about business continuity in the construction sector.
In France, the construction industry is getting organised to gradually restart worksites.

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