The points in the linked Atlantic piece will resonate strongly with anyone who has lived or experienced recovery. Here are the author's main takeaways:
Collaborations need to be achievable to be useful
Good regional governance needs strong state buy-in
Collaborations need strong commonalities of interest
Disaster response should be guided by geographies of need, not geographies of government
How Local Governments Hinder Our Response to Natural Disasters - David Wachsmuth - The Atlantic Cities
This, alongside of my friend Mary Rowe's recent piece about New Orleans's "granular resilience" are examples of welcome analysis when thinking about the structure of recovery.