The Vancouver City Planning Commission’s annual cycle of events to name the milestones of 2017 in planning and development kicked off on November 16 with a workshop at City Studio. The table talk was intense as urban thinkers, professionals and advocates debated policies, decisions and events that could have a transformative impact on Vancouver’s evolution. Continue reading “Brainstorming Workshop Identifies 2017 Milestones in Vancouver’s Planning and Development”
On October 25, 2017, the Vancouver City Planning Commission (VCPC), in collaboration with the City of Vancouver, 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), and Simon Fraser University’s Public Square, hosted an invitational summit on resilience and the future of our city. Continue reading “Videos from the Shaping Resiliency Summit”
What is resilience? What enables people and communities to survive and thrive in the face of crisis? What can we learn from the lived experience of residents to strengthen community resilience now and in the future?
This annual event provides an opportunity for dialogue, reflection and learning about the past, present and future of the Metro Vancouver region. The 2017 topic was the role of citizen advisory bodies in shaping urban policy in Metro Vancouver and the Seattle region. Together, we reflected on big picture principles regarding how citizens can or should engage on policy issues with local governments. The day also provided opportunities to learn about specific examples of how local citizen advisory bodies have influenced urban policy. Continue reading “Rethinking the Region Wrap-Up Comments”
Rethinking the Region is an annual day-long conference organized by SFU’s Urban Studies Program. It provides an opportunity for dialogue, reflection and learning about the past, present and future of the Metro Vancouver region. Continue reading “Rethinking the Region V Keynote: Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy”