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The mental health crisis facing our country has grown more severe with the COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by a year of disruptions to the economic and social foundation of our communities. Now is the time to scale-up the approaches that have demonstrated success.
While the pandemic challenged the city-building agenda, resilient public transit and widely available affordable housing remain the key conditions for equitable and sustainable intensification.
The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted virtually all aspects of daily life in cities, including how we access essential services and maintain our physical and mental health in a time of physical distancing. Managing urban space is key to ensuring safe public mobility as cities re-open amid continuing transmission concerns.
How we think about urban mobility is rapidly shifting, as residents increasingly turn to public transit and active transportation as a part of their daily routines. Canada’s cities are at the forefront of this shift, and are faced with a diverse range of opportunities and challenges in sustainable transportation.
Amidst an emerging national conversation on how to improve access to housing for Canadians in a range of incomes, cities have an important role to play in ensuring the supply better meets the growing demand.
What are ‘innovative economies’? What is an innovative economy in the urban context? How do current finance and governance arrangements support or hinder innovation in cities? And above all: How do we work together to ensure more good ideas are driving the future of Canadian cities?