Our COVID future: The Long Crisis scenarios

21 May 2020

Four scenarios for a world post-COVID

COVID-19 has ignited an urgent reassessment of the future. Anyone with a long-term plan has to step back and think again.

Local Trust believes there needs to be a structural change in our economy, society and politics, to shift power and control to local communities.

Will that happen in the current crisis? Or will the local be squeezed out?

These scenarios commissioned by Local Trust from the Long Crisis Network look for signals in the noise. We don’t agree with everything that’s in here, but that’s not the point.

These stories challenge our thinking and help us discover how we can work differently. As we think about the long term implications for our Big Local programme and other communities, we hope these scenarios will prove useful and help us to strengthen communities in a way that prepares people to thrive, whatever the future holds.

Watch our session exploring the scenarios in greater detail from 3 June 2020.