The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging local governments on every level. Infrastructure investments are often used as critical mechanisms for supporting economic recovery.
This crisis, combined with anticipated challenges associated with climate change and opportunities presented by technological breakthroughs, requires new approaches addressing the connection between infrastructure and economic development. However, there is very little information available to help decision makers and municipal staff proactively manage these challenges and leverage new opportunities.
In partnership with the Ontario Good Roads Association, Ryan Gibson, Ashleigh Weeden, Sean Markey (Simon Fraser University) and Jay Maloney (Simon Fraser University) from the Building the Future project will be leading webinar to promote participation in critical research on the challenges and opportunities involved in rural infrastructure and regional economic development. Join us to learn more about how you can participate in critical opportunities to influence policy recommendations for supporting rural recovery and resilience through strong, future-oriented infrastructure investment and management.