This is a brand new podcast from the Heritage Council and Partners, which aims to engage practitioners, stakeholders, civic leaders and community groups in a ‘collective discussion’ on the key issues facing our town centres today and to explore innovative and collaborative solutions at a local, regional, national and international level.
A Podcast for the CTCHC Programme is much-needed in Ireland as the recent Covid-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on our town centres and has created a ‘cultural shift’ in patterns and trends in relation to how we live and consume. In addition, the CTCHC Programme research has clearly demonstrated that many of our town centres were struggling before the pandemic. At the same time, the pandemic has also presented significant opportunities for small towns to attract people who can now work from home using Wi-fi – hence, reducing their daily commute and enhancing their overall quality of life.