January 24, 2022
CivicWell is working to understand COVID-related impacts on local governments and communities. With the help of a grant from The California Endowment, we’ve developed a factsheet series on the links between pandemic recovery and long-term resilience strategies.
Resilient Watershed and Fire Management
Outlining the challenges of fire resilience, the importance of fuel load reduction, and the need for intentional coordination across jurisdictions and government levels.
Water Accessibility and COVID Lessons for Resilience
Covering the effects of water utility shutoffs on California households, the impacts of unpaid water bills on water agencies, and recommended legislative and state actions to address water challenges.
The pandemic has highlighted the potential of streets to create safe, healthy, and vital places for active transportation, commerce, and community expression. In this transition and beyond, communities can reduce traffic and improve outdoor space.
Resilient Transit and Shared Mobility
Offering recommendations for transit’s recovery from pandemic impacts, outlining the future of shared mobility, and highlighting steps to increase equity and access.
Telework and the Future of Economic and Social Prosperity
During the pandemic, public- and private-sector entities implemented remote work policies and practices at an unprecedented scale. Telework measures suggest a number of environmental and economic benefits for businesses, employees, and local governments.
Building Broadband Access for Stronger Communities
Broadband access is critical to strengthening a community’s resilience and creating post-pandemic prosperity. However, it’s not fully developed nor equally accessible: the digital divide persists for both rural communities and low-income neighborhoods.
Maintaining Local Government Sustainability Staff
This online brief provides insights into how local sustainability staff can more effectively improve financial conditions and build long-term economic, social, and environmental resilience.