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Title: Management of and revitalization strategy for megacities under major public health emergencies: a case study of Wuhan
Authors: Wu, Xianguo
Chen, Bin
Chen, Hongyu
Feng, Zongbao
Zhang, Yun
Liu, Yang
Keywords: Engineering::Civil engineering
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Wu, X., Chen, B., Chen, H., Feng, Z., Zhang, Y. & Liu, Y. (2021). Management of and revitalization strategy for megacities under major public health emergencies: a case study of Wuhan. Frontiers in Public Health, 9, 797775-.
Journal: Frontiers in Public Health 
Abstract: The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2019 has meant an uphill battle for city management. However, due to deficiencies in facilities and management experience, many megacities are less resilient when faced with such major public health events. Therefore, we chose Wuhan for a case study to examine five essential modules of urban management relevant to addressing the pandemic: (1) the medical and health system, (2) lifeline engineering and infrastructure, (3) community and urban management, (4) urban ecology and (5) economic development. The experience and deficiencies of each module in fighting the pandemic are analyzed, and strategies for revitalization and sustainable development in the future are proposed. The results show that in response to large-scale public health events, a comprehensive and coordinated medical system and good urban ecology can prevent the rapid spread of the epidemic. Additionally, good infrastructure and community management can maintain the operation of the city under the pandemic, and appropriate support policies are conducive to the recovery and development of the urban economy. These precedents provide insights and can serve as a reference for how to change the course of the pandemic in megacities that are still at risk, and they provide experience for responding to other pandemics.
ISSN: 2296-2565
DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.797775
Schools: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Rights: © 2022 Wu, Chen, Chen, Feng, Zhang and Liu. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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