Rebuilding better: designing the future of cities and governance

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In city and town meetings throughout the United States, “we need to rebuild better” has become a common refrain from progressive political leaders to communicate their response to COVID-19 and the subsequent demands for racial justice. It is shorthand for the urgency of economic recovery while acknowledging the reality of structural inequities.

The pandemic’s indiscriminate destruction of life and livelihood has exposed blemishes of intolerance that have been artfully swept under the rug for decades and has mainstreamed the notion that returning to what was normal is insufficient.

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