Operational Trends and Potential Actions for Main Street Retail Recovery
This solution brief, from J.C. Williams Group, focuses on the role that local business organizations can take to help ensure that main streets remain lively areas of commerce. It presents an analysis of the trends and challenges experienced by retailers and suggests a series of potential actions for supporting the reopening, recovery, and renewal of main street commercial areas.
Supporting Main Street Recovery Through Small-Business-Friendly Policy
This solution brief from, 360 Collective, focuses on the role governments can play in supporting main street retail business sustainability and driving recovery. It presents an analysis of the key requirements of business success and suggests retail policy solutions in 5 areas.
COVID200 Regional Perspective: Québec (Francais)
COVID200 Regional Perspective: Québec (English)
A Call to Courage: An Open Letter to Canadian Urbanists
The Raw Numbers: How COVID-19 is Changing Our Relationships at Home, Work, and In Our Communities
A Tale of Two Emergencies
How do we respond to two crises, COVID-19 and climate change? Elliott Cappell provides insights into how cities can adjust the way they fund, design, and implement projects to consider resilience every step of the way – to achieve not only climate objectives, but also build a city’s capacity to respond to a variety of systemic shocks
How Canadian Cities Are Responding to the Crisis – And What Comes Next
In this analysis, originally appearing in First Policy Response, Selena Zhang and André Côté detail the quick and innovative ways Canadian municipalities have quickly responded to COVID-19 and propose principles that should guide cities in their continued response and recovery planning
COVID-19 Crisis Creates Chance to Examine Provincial Funding of Cities
The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance’s Dr. Enid Slack and Tomas Hachard argue that in the wake of COVID-19, both provinces and municipalities should be preparing for a longer-term conversation about how to strengthen municipal fiscal health and public services going forward