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July 04, 2020  |  permalink

Inoculating the Planet: Cities After COVID-19

On June 18th, the Urban Land Institute’s Orange Country & Inland Empire chapter invited me to speak about how real estate, cities, and life will change post-pandemic. Click through to watch the entire thing, but the organizing principle is Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice:”

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

“Fire” is climate change; “ice” is economic collapse. We will be forced to choose unless we build a different, more just world. Click above to learn how.

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Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is the director of applied research at NewCities and director of strategy at its mobility offshoot CoMotion.  He is also a partner at FutureMap, a geo-strategic advisory firm based in Singapore, a non-resident senior fellow of The Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, and co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.

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