Rapid Placemaking to Bring Back Main Streets
COVID-19 has threatened the health of many of Canadian’s most cherished main street areas. Cities across the country are taking action through temporary changes to streets and sidewalks. But if we want to make local commercial areas safer, stronger and more inclusive over the long run, we need to include everyone in the process.
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.
The Toolkit was created by Happy City as part of Bring Back Main Street.