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Can Covid-19 be the Chance to Build a new cities abc Magna Carta Charter for Humanity with 4IR, smart cities Tech, Blockchain AI

Dinis Guarda
5 min readMay 2, 2020


This is part of a series of articles on cities, intelligent smart cities I have been publishing on the new platform that I created. The original source where I wrote this article, mini manifesto is here

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;”
Ecclesiastes 3:1–8

“Magna Carta, meaning ‘The Great Charter’, is one of the most famous documents in the world. Originally issued by King John of England (r. 1199–1216) as a practical solution to the political crisis he faced in 1215, Magna Carta established for the first time the principle that everybody, including the king, was subject to the law. Although nearly a third of the text was deleted or substantially rewritten within ten years, and almost all the clauses have been repealed in modern times, Magna Carta remains a cornerstone of the British constitution.

Most of the 63 clauses granted by King John dealt with specific grievances relating to his rule. However, buried within them were a number of fundamental values that both challenged the autocracy of the king and proved highly adaptable in future centuries. Most famously, the 39th clause gave all ‘free men’ the right to justice and a fair trial. Some of Magna Carta’s core principles are echoed in the United States Bill of Rights (1791) and in many other constitutional documents around the world, as well as in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and the European Convention on Human Rights (1950).” source Article by Claire Breay, Julian Harrison, in

“Our nation and our civilization were built on production, on building. Our forefathers and foremothers built roads and trains, farms and factories, then the computer, the microchip, the smartphone, and uncounted thousands of other things that we now take for granted, that are all around us, that define our lives and provide for our well-being. There is only one way to honor their legacy and to create the future we want for our own children and grandchildren, and that’s to build. Marc Andreessen “It’s Time To Build”

“In the 5 million years since early hominids first emerged from east Africa’s Rift Valley, the Earth’s climate has grown increasingly erratic. Over cycles lasting hundreds of thousands of years, arid regions of central Africa were overrun by forests, forests gave way to grasslands and contiguous landscapes were fractured by deep lakes.

It was within the context of this swiftly changing landscape that humans evolved their sizable brains and capacity for adaptive behavior, said Rick Potts, director of the Human Origins Program at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History”

Humanity has faced many crises and economic recessions and through our evolution we have changed and adapted. Our capacity to change and evolve is what distinguishes us from most other of nature’s creatures. It is also and foremost our capacity to dream and hope. The coronavirus pandemic is creating a crisis that not only has vast healthcare, biological, economic, leadership, political, social, and moral implications but turns upside down the way we have been living, working, undertaking business, investment and life. All we need to do is to pull our collective thoughts, ideas and resources together and develop a strategy on the next stage of our evolution.

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How to Build a strategy for cities to tackle the impact of the Covid-19

The Covid-19 crisis has had a significant impact on society and we will have developed new ways of social behaviour and an adjusted working culture coming out of this next recession. New ways of interacting, playing, relationships, learning and new ways of understanding the challenges and opportunities that surround us resulting in new leaders. The outcome of the crisis is most likely a massive shift in the western civilisation as we know it and the biggest of all 3600 disruptions. With the Covid-19 Pandemic we are defining a new age of humanity.

We need a new vision and a new narrative, a new Magna Carta built on blockchain and AI driven platforms, a charter of liberties and a constitution for humanity. We use this metaphor of building a cities abc in the form of a matrix to list, reinvent and unite all cities, universities and especially for citizens in the world in a framework of trust and transparency of truth.

“Why not create a society that lives up to our best aspirations and capabilities?
In effect, instead of being satisfied with “getting back to normal”, why not aspire to “getting to better”?” Steve Denning in Why Only The Agile Will Survive via @forbes

More than ever, this vision is critical in these challenging times we are living in, with the advance of the Coronavirus — Covid-19. This vision is a practical manifesto and a road map that integrates ideas and technology, and has a built in architecture that includes the following core values:

1. Empowerment, Identity and education — new self development model that includes the ownership and personal empowerment with new models to quantify self data;

2. Economic and Financial models that are built around a new circular economic and Sustainable Supply Chain lifestyles (including Social Impact, Track, Trace and Provenance);

3. A healthcare and wellness sustainable p2p nature centric paradigm, that enables humans to build a symbiotic relationship with their peers and nature;

4. P2P Value Creation based on work having a meritocratic gamification angle transfer reward system (that redesigns and resets the global Payments and Finance mechanisms).

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