Cities can lead a green revolution after Covid. In Barcelona, we’re showing how | Ada Colau
From non-polluting transport to sustainable industries, urban areas are perfect for testing radical solutions to global problems
• Ada Colau is the mayor of Barcelona
The pandemic will leave behind a very different world from that of a year ago. Thousands of people have died; entire industries have been brought to the brink; welfare states have been shaken. In the coming years, the major challenge facing all public leaders will be charting a path of recovery through the devastating human, social and economic marks that Covid-19 has left on our societies.
But rather than redoubling on the fragile world of the pre-pandemic age, we should be taking advantage of this moment to build one that is more just, balanced and sustainable.