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The next Big Dig shouldn’t be a dig

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Building a more healthy, inclusive, equitable, climate-resilient future requires a new way of thinking about infrastructure. Rather than soliciting individual projects and making specific isolated investments in transit, education, housing, and green space, Boston can lead in transformative change by adopting an integrated social justice approach to public investments.

None of the intersecting crises we are facing right now, whether they be increased frequency of climate disruptions, growing economic precariousness, or deepening racial disparities in housing, health, and education, can be addressed effectively until and unless we address these problems together. Incremental improvements here and there are never going to be sufficient.

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