Episode 2 - Ben Stephenson
Ben Stephenson looks at the impact of COVID-19 on the high street, exploring their responses and how the High Streets Task Force Recovery Framework can help.
Ben Stephenson is an experienced place manager - he has led a Business Improvement District across two London boroughs, managed one of the oldest street-markets in the city, and now advises BIDs across the UK.
He talks to the Task Force about the practical ways that high streets are responding to COVID19. From the early crisis stage to tactical urbanism and the reflective planning of pre-recovery, Ben touches on the Recovery Framework and offers a perspective on the changing context for place leaders.