The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted downtowns and urban cores in unforeseen ways that now provide opportunities to revitalize these places to better serve all people.
National experts and community leaders came together in September 2023 to explore cutting edge data analysis, innovative techniques, and best practices to reimagine downtowns for our shared prosperity.
Presentations and Resources
- Presentation: The Death and Life of Downtowns, Karen Chapple, Ph.D., University of Toronto
- Presentation: Understanding the Future of Downtowns, Tracy Hadden Loh, Brookings Metro
- Presentation: COVID and Telecommuting-Induced Changes in Travel Patterns, Cynthia Chen, University of Washington
- Map: Civic Center Revitalization Walking Tour
- Map: Pike Pine Renaissance Walking Tour
- From Pandemic to Prosperity: Downtowns Reimagined Save the Date Flyer (PDF)