Task Force launches call for case studies

Published 31 July 2020
Last updated 10 August 2020

Help the High Streets Task Force celebrate the good practice happening in your place. Share your stories and help other places to learn from your efforts as we move towards the recovery and transformation of high streets across the country.

Whilst we have experienced previous crises and disasters in the past, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented effect on the way we make and use places.

The High Streets Task Force is launching a call for case studies to understand the work going on across the country to manage and adapt high streets. The Task Force will share these examples throughout its work and provide a platform online for others to explore this best practice.

What case studies is the Task Force calling for?

If you are a place leader, the High Streets Task Force is keen to receive examples of the place making and management strategies you and your community have put in place to address the issues this pandemic has raised.

Case studies may focus on any aspect of the practice of maintaining, managing and transforming a high street, town or city centre. That could be through strategies, governance and partnerships, or hands-on tactical initiatives in your place that have supported the recovery efforts. The Task Force is seeking anything that is good practice and which other places will be interested in learning from.

These case study examples will be shared with other place leaders in order that they may learn about innovative and beneficial solutions to the place management problems brought about by the COVID-19 crisis, and will help support the High Streets Task Force in sharing success stories and inspiration for other place managers. 

Submitting a case study:

The Task Force has prepared a template to support the submission of a case study. The template offers advice and guidance on what to include in each section.

  • Download the case study submission template

Case studies should be prepared and submitted via the online form by place-based organisations, such as local authorities, place partnerships, civic groups, Business Improvement Districts, and other less formal groups.

Case studies cannot be submitted by businesses wishing to share their own product or service solution – these must form part of a case study submitted by a place-based organisation as referenced in the non-exhaustive list above.

Case studies, if accepted, will be published on the Task Force website in the Resources Library and used to highlight good practice to other Task Force users. The High Streets Task Force may also refer and link to the case study from other published learning materials and media, such as webinars; learning journeys; diagnostics; and guidance documents.