Moving Outside: Economic Development Strategies

What You'll Learn 

  • Learn how to implement short- and long-term strategies for more effective use of the public realm.
  • Explore a full range of strategies used to create safe spaces for pedestrians during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Understand how economic development strategies can stabilize retail and restaurants, and ensure their long-term financial viability.

More Course Details

 Somerville, Massachusetts, has many small immigrant-owned businesses. As a part of a strategy for safe streets, the city provided many of them with funding, translations, and in-kind assistance. Learn about the strategies we used to ensure these businesses could remain successful in a post-pandemic world.