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Carlo Ratti

Covid compels a rethink on cities

Far from rendering major cities obsolete, the pandemic forced the mayor of Paris to quickly implement pedestrianisation as an urban design innovation. With thoughtful planning, similar bold transformations can happen in other cities

Build an active citizenry to reverse the death of Venice

The politicians pushed mass tourism at the cost of human capital, so the historic (depopulated) city wasn’t prepared for the extreme tides

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