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?
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: How can we leverage the power of design and engagement to make better main streets?
Joining CUI host Mary W. Rowe for our ongoing series of candid conversations – How can we leverage the power of design and engagement to make better main streets? – are Anjuli Solanki, Program Director of The STEPS Initiative; Jason Robbins, Principal Architect at JC Robbins Architecture and 1st Vice President of the RAIC Board; Devin Segal, Director of Landscape Architecture at Fathom Studio; Mitchell Reardon, Experiments, Urban Planning & Design Lead at The Happy City; and Mark Lakeman, Founder of City Repair.
Cities in the Time of COVID-19: How are restaurants and nightlife adapting to the pandemic?
Joining CUI host Mary W. Rowe for our ongoing series of candid conversations – How are restaurants and nightlife adapting to the pandemic? – are Alicia Scholer, Vice President of the Responsible Hospitality Institute; Matt Webber, owner of Berkeley North; Patrick Watt, Senior Partner, Foodservice and Strategy Expert at J.C. Williams Group; Chef Vikram Vij, owner at Vij's Restaurants group; and Wendy Nicolay, co-owner of Cascade Restaurant Group.
Memos From Main Street #4: Types of Main Streets Across Canada
Memos From Main Street #5: New Online Models Helping Main Street Businesses during COVID-19
Memos From Main Street #3: How to Make CECRA Work for Main Street
Memos From Main Street #2: Scan of Provincial Main Street Re-opening Plans
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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.