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COVID 19, Containment, Life, Work and Restart

Regional Studies

  • Presents the coronavirus spread model spatially and temporally by GIS modelling in various cities

  • Analyses how life and work get transformed during the lockdown and gradual opening up in the cities

  • Presents real-life scenarios and possibilities for restart of normal life after a pandemic

Part of the book series: Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements (ACHS)

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About this book

This book is about containment, life, work, and restart regions affected by COVID 19, using selected empirical case studies. This book presents the spread of coronavirus spatially and temporally, analyses containment strategies and includes recommended strategies. Further, it analyses how life and work get transformed during the lockdown, and gradual opening up, and presents the future of work and life in cities impacted by COVID-19. This book discusses the concept of smart life and works in cities post-COVID-19 such that they do not reduce the quality of work and life and cannot create adverse economic and living consequences called the restart of a city after COVID-19.

Selected Regions of special interest are studied. Special interest is because Kerala and Maharashtra got the worst affected in India by COVID 19 pandemic and the book focus on that. 


  • Coronavirus Spread
  • GIS Modeling
  • Containment Zones
  • Smart City
  • Urban Planning
  • City Lockdown
  • Smart Life
  • Social Health
  • Pandemic Effects
  • Work-Life Balance

Editors and Affiliations

  • P.O. Kolathara, Besant Nivas Opp. Calicut Orphanage, Kozhikode, India

    T. M. Vinod Kumar

About the editor

Professor T. M. Vinod Kumar had 49 years of experience in urban planning, as a teacher, researcher, and adviser/consultant and worked in India, China, Bhutan, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Hawaii, USA. He was Dean of Studies, Head of the Department of Urban Planning, Head Centre for Systems Studies and Analysis, Centre for GIS and Remote Sensing, and Centre for Urban Studies of School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi; Visiting Professor National Institute of Technology, Calicut, and institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia and Professional Associates, East-West Resources Systems Institute Honolulu, Hawaii, Fellow Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, Project Manager in Council for Social Development, New Delhi, Regional Program Coordinator at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and Planner-Engineer at the Ford Foundation. He is the author of many books and journal articles. He coordinated and edited “Geographic Information System for Smart Cities” (Copal:2014), “E-Governance for Smart Cities” (Springer:2015) “Smart Economy in Smart Cities” (Springer:2016), “E-Democracy for Smart Cities” (Springer:2017) and “Smart Metropolitan Regional Development: Economic and Spatial Design Strategies(Springer-Nature:2018)”, ( Springer Nature: 2019)  and “ Smart Living for Smart Cities Vol 1 and 2” (Springer Nature: 2020).  He is now working on four books to be published by Springer Nature entitled “ “Smart Global Megacities: Collaborative Research Tokyo, Delhi, Mumbai, New York, Hong Kong-Shenzhen, Calcutta, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad,  Ahmedabad, Kochi-Kannur”(2021)   and “Smart Master Planning of cities Case studies on Domain Innovations and Case studies on Digital Innovations followed by (2022)".

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Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 219.99
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