Community Response to Public Health Emergency and Thoughts on Improving the Resilience of Community Planning:A Case Study of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen based on online News

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Communities are the front lines facing Covid-19, in addition to city entrances. This paper uses four mega cities in China as the cases, which are Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. It uses a text-mining method to express online news about the anti-Covid-19 measures of communities in these case cities, and conducts a qualitative research on 1207 press releases, which are published by official media, institutions and self-media from January 2020 to September 2020. According to the analysis, the main anti-Covid-19 measures in community level include strengthening publicity by using mobile social media; clarifying the situation of every household; intensifying the management of neighborhood entrance; upgrading epidemic prevention and public health management; cooperation with all social forces; shortening the distance between daily necessities and residents, and preliminary applications of smart technology. On this basis, this article attempts to propose thoughts on enhancing community resilience, including orienting from space to human; using mobile social network apps to promote public participation; enhancing the flexibility of community planning; integrating risk management thinking into community planning and refining community governance with the help of smart technology.
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4: Safeguarding the Urban Resilience
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Chengdu Jiuhe United Urban Planning and Design Co., Ltd.
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