How To Make Crowded Event Safer
The Halloween crowd crush in Seoul saddens me. People should be able to enjoy Halloween and any event without having to worry.
A similar event happened at the start of the month in Indonesia.
How can we use modern technologies and problem-solving to mitigate the risk?
1. Better envisioning from local governments
Plan-act is no longer sufficient. Government agencies should envision and experiment. Halloween parties and crowds are expected to have a lot of young people. Local governments should make resources available during these predictable events.
2. Premortem with citizen
Local governments should have more data about people, trends, etc. They should know where young spend time. They should have premortems with citizens about hypothetical scenarios.
Local governments should operate as a startup.
3. Use technology to get heat maps of dense areas
4. Social media platforms to help
Social media platforms to help with live updates. Maybe they can do more to coordinate with local authorities.