I loved this hopeful article that arrived in my current print Atlantic. It argues that natural crises have historically catalyzed big improvements to urban infrastructure and economic policy. It argues that [#covid19](/economics/new/covid19) could catalyze our next steps.
Thompson argues for deprecating cars, improving ventilation, and turning vacant buildings into affordable housing. I'll see him and raise him an axe I always grind: abolishing the productivity-killing, mental-health-hurting, and now COVID-spreading [#openplanoffice](/economics/new/openplanoffice) .