Distanced Engagement Resource Guide
How is the COVID-19 crisis impacting community engagement and our approach as planners?
The devastating economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are local and immediate, and far reaching and long lasting. As we work to rebuild the economy and a resilient future for Western New York, UBRI is thinking about how to provide meaningful community engagement while physically distancing.
With the onset of COVID-19, how community engagement happens must be rethought through the lens of physical distancing. Though limitations on gatherings make community outreach more challenging, technology and creative innovation offer new avenues for engaging residents, governments, community organizations, and other stakeholders in meaningful ways. UBRI developed a resource guide to help our team and community partners think about ways to transition engagement to a remote setting.