Community Planning Journal 2020

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The pandemic has disrupted many of our social interactions and activity patterns; however, in some ways, it has also brought us closer to our communities. Finding contentment in ordinary places throughout our local neighbourhoods is more relevant now than ever. Whether that is taking a walk in a new neighbourhood, spending time at a park, visiting the library, or finding new ways to safely engage with others in the Downtown core, we attempt to understand community in the new normal.  

The School of Planning wants to know how you have connected with your community during COVID-19 by submitting handwritten journal entries and photos that describe your location of choice. Consider commenting on how this location makes you feel, sense of place, design elements, and anything else that you would like to share. The School will combine all journal entries and photos into a booklet called the Community Planning Journal- 2020 edition.  

The content of your journal entry is entirely up to you! Be as creative and unique as you wish. Submissions can also be anonymous. 

All submissions will be entered in a draw and randomly selected to win one of three gift cards!  


  • Hand write a short journal entry about a place that has brought you contentment or a sense of connection to your community during COVID-19. 

  • Take a photo of your chosen place. 

  • Submit a photo/scan of your handwritten journal entry and photo to the online webform by Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 11:59pm.  


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