What a Coronavirus Recovery Could Look Like – We should set new goals
“We’re going to get a whole new generation of infrastructure because of this pandemic, and we have to do it better than last generation.”
We should also set new goals — we have the tools to think about economic development, public health, biodiversity, and flood control all at once.
In Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, or in Christchurch following their big earthquake, and in New Orleans after Katrina — in all of those cases, initially there was not the bandwidth to think about things more strategically until like five years down the line. Initially, there are just too many people hurting.