Vancouver residents are invited to apply for one of 100 Arbutus Champion spots in the Arbutus Greenway ‘Design Jam’, a four-day collaborative workshop where participants will work together to develop a draft design for the future Arbutus Greenway.
Via City of Vancouver:
“The Arbutus Greenway is a profound boost to Vancouver’s public space and green transportation networks-the Design Jam is a historic opportunity to shape how people use this space,” says Mayor Gregor Robertson.
“I encourage creative Vancouverites to join the workshop and unleash their big ideas as we take this extraordinary stretch of public land to the next level.”
Help design a vibrant public space
The Arbutus Greenway Design Jam is the next step in a multi-phased engagement process to plan the future Arbutus Greenway.
The goal of the Design Jam is to get detailed public advice into all aspects of the design of the greenway. The ultimate goal is to design a vibrant public space for walking, cycling, public transportation such as streetcar, public art, community space, and more. This innovative engagement will take place over two weekends in October.
We encourage residents of all ages and from across Vancouver to apply for the Design Jam. Participants will be randomly selected for the 100 available spots by location, age, and gender to make sure representation across the city.
There is no experience required to be an Arbutus Champion. Applicants must be available for all four days of the Design Jam, and need to have a passion for the Arbutus Greenway and public space in general.
The agenda for the workshop is:
- Oct 20, 5:00pm – 9:00pm: Set the stage and introductions
- Oct 27, 5:00pm – 9:00pm: Deep dive into the Arbutus Greenway
- Oct 28, 9:00am – 5:00pm: Deeper dive and start to bring it all together
- Oct 29, 9:00am – 5:00pm: Bring it all together
For those unable to take part in the Design Jam, the City will also be hosting open houses and an online survey to give other opportunities for public advice.
Sign up for the Design Jam online or by phone at 604-873-7470.
The VCPC has been following the redevelopment of the Arbutus Greenway closely. To this end, we have provided the following comments to Mayor and Council: