Designs for Main Street in new Playbook

Main Street Design Challenge Playbook released to help Bring Back Main Street

on October 5, 2020 from

The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) are proud to release the Main Street Design Challenge Playbook, a collection of design solutions that can be implemented during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Main Street Design Challenge invited all Canadian residents interested in place-making and design to develop solutions that can help build the resiliency of Canada’s main streets. Designs were submitted from a wide range of sources, ranging from well-known architects and urban designers to students, planners, community animators, and artists.The Playbook showcases a range of creative and practical interventions, from masterplans to art installations to modular street furniture.

The Main Street Design Challenge reflects the importance of design in revitalizing our streets, including kickstarting the economy, fostering vibrant, liveable, and healthy communities, increasing public safety, reducing social isolation, and restoring the public’s confidence to return to streets and public spaces.

All designs are free to use, though contacting the creators is encouraged. The Playbook contains links to implementation details and other information on the CUI website.

Read The Playbook

Proud, and surprised to find my satirical work included.