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12 Aug 2020

What role can communities play in shaping the post-COVID future?

During April and May 2020, The Alternative UK held three remote sessions with a group of 30 residents from Plymouth in Devon to hear about the experiences of COVID-19 in the local community and ask where the group saw themselves in a post-pandemic world.

Here, we explore the ideas and themes that arose in those conversations and consider how the the role of community might shape the future.

Finally, Local Trust asked The Alternative UK to relate the group’s discussions to the Long Crisis Scenarios report – which sets out four possible futures following the pandemic – in order to get a sense of what kind of future these communities can envisage and how this might have changed over the course of the sessions.