Cities aren’t over
But they’ll be different. It’s like a software update.
It isn’t an earthquake or a flood, but in many ways, Covid-19 is the worst natural disaster of our time. It has devastated communities, broken families and businesses, and highlighted modern humanity’s fallibility and vulnerability despite great wealth and sophistication.
It will also require rebuilding, but a different kind of rebuilding than after a hurricane or fire.
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