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‘Shovel-ready’ projects ignore important aspects of community resilience

Roads, cycleways and housing developments are among 11 projects announced this week as the first tranche of infrastructure developments to kickstart New Zealand’s economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Zealand is investing at least NZ$3.3 billion into “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects, which will be fast-tracked under a new law currently going through parliament.

  • Tom Logan
  • The Conversation

But this approach ignores an important aspect of…

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