Coming Up: October 1
COVID Signpost 200 Days: How Do We Realize the Right to Home in the Next 100 Days?
Coming Up: September 30
COVID Signpost 200 Days: How Should Our Cities Prepare for Winter?
Coming Up: September 29
COVID Signpost 200 Days: What is the State of Our Cities at Day 200?
Memos From Main Street #6: An Explainer on Main Street Small Business
Memos From Main Street #7: Reallocating Main Street Space to Support Community Wellbeing
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Bring Back Main Street
Publications & Tools
Research and tools for action that promote effective urban policies and best practices
Bring Back Main Street: Block Studies
To better understand how COVID-19 has impacted main streets and businesses, Vancouver City Savings credit union (Vancity), Vancity Community Investment Bank, and the Canadian Urban Institute conducted a series of seven Block Studies in British Columbia and Ontario.
Rapid Placemaking to Bring Back Main Streets
The Pandemic Recovery Toolkit for Local Communities provides examples of programming and interventions, as well provides advice on how to use inclusive process for rapid placemaking. It is can be used by residents, community groups, BIAs/BIDs, and city staff working to revive main streets and core spaces in big cities, suburbs and small towns.