Stay Ahead: Insights from APCO

Webinar: Policy Prospects and the Future of Infrastructure

On Tuesday, September 15, APCO Worldwide hosted a webinar with Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and APCO colleagues. Amidst the chaos and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming elections, and the increasing importance of moving people and goods safely, the panel discussed transportation and infrastructure priorities, critical legislation, as well as and equity and equality in rebuilding the United States. Watch the recording here.

Some Positive News

  • Learning during a wildfire: Online learning during the pandemic enabled Californian children to attend classes despite the wildfires, The New York Times
  • Climbers head outdoors: With gyms closed, rock climbers have taken to honing their skills by climbing outdoors and reconnecting with nature, The Wall Street Journal
  • Rare opportunities for small businesses: Lockdowns gave many small business opportunities to adopt digital technology and improve their productivity, Financial Times

More Tips from Around the Water Cooler


"Epidemics are nonlinear; they tend to be chaotic with few certainties. Leaders cannot foresee the future; they need flexibility in their planning. In fact, epidemics are like war: foggy, unpredictable and never go the way you think. […] The 'rule of six’' could well be the policy that tips the British public over the edge, for it is a disturbing decision that has no scientific evidence to back it up"

        - Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine,
          University of Oxford

(Click here for details on the UK’s new social distancing guidance.)
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