If there is one thing we’ve concluded in 2020, it’s that community planning is more important that even we had thought. COVID-19 has brought more uncertainly to an already uncertain world. However, uncertainly is inherently part of planning. In fact, it’s a big part of why we plan. We don’t have a crystal ball. We don’t know what the future will bring. Planning by its definition is “making plans for something.” We might not know exactly what that “something” is but through process we help communities shape what they want that “something” to be.
We’ve learned many valuable lessons over the last 10 months. Here are 5 to consider: