Consultant and Founder of Nemeda.io
Carlota Ibáñez Moreno, Global Procurement Manager for the Nestlé World Trade Corporation in Switzerland, points out that, although the second wave had a major impact on Lausanne, where she lives, there was no curfew and infection and mortality rates remained lower than in other European countries. She says that, seen from Switzerland, what was most surprising about the management of the crisis in Barcelona and the rest of Spain "was to see the high infection rates despite the heavy restrictions that had been in place since March." She says that in the short to medium-term "tighter control of the virus is necessary, with a more efficient vaccination program and mass screenings to restore the city's dynamism."
He highlights the tremendous opportunities for transforming cities in sectors such as transportation (e.g. developing apps to record travel and promote alternative transport) and in real estate (e.g. developing new shared uses of space).
Read the full interview in La Vanguardia.