RELEASE: A City for All Summit Report & Workbook

The Vancouver City Planning Commission (VCPC) 2018 Summit on A City for All was held at the Community Roundhouse in Yaletown on December 4, 2018. The full day event was attended by over 228 participants from City of Vancouver Advisory Committees, community groups and organizations from all sectors (public, private, academic, and not for profit). Participants worked in 19 round-tables throughout the day to present examples of their work and lived experiences, identify their key findings, and make recommendations.

The goal was to improve Vancouver’s resiliency by building social capacity. The topics clustered around three themes: Belonging, Equity, and the Design of Places and Spaces; and overarching frameworks: Intersectionality and Reconciliation. At the end of the day, each table gave a brief summary of their priorities to senior City managers (see list of staff and trustees in the Acknowledgements section).

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On this Date: ‘Goals for Vancouver’ Published (1980)

Goals for Vancouver was published in February 1980 following an extensive consultation with the citizens of Vancouver about their goals for the city.

The project was carried out by the Vancouver City Planning Commission at the direction of City Council. The range of topics was comprehensive and included movement, leisure, people economy, services, and city management.

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Summary of April 23, 2018 “A City for All” Planning Workshop

A planning workshop for the planned “A City for All” summit was convened by the Vancouver City Planning Commission (VCPC) on April 23, 2018. The workshop was facilitated by Daniella Ferguson, VCPC Commissioner, and attended by about 45 people from various City of Vancouver advisory groups and other organizations with an interest in the topic. Notes were compiled from 6 discussion tables by Veronika Bylicki, VCPC Commissioner.

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