Final Report

On October 25, 2017, the Vancouver City Planning Commission (VCPC), in collaboration with theCity of Vancouver100 Resilient Cities, and Simon Fraser University Public Square, hosted Shaping Resiliency: A Summit on Resilience and Vancouver’s Future.

This invitational event was intended to encourage dialogue among thought leaders, experts and influencers from the public, private, non-profit and academic sectors. The summit was also  an opportunity to inform Vancouver’s Preliminary Resilience Assessment and set the foundation for its’ ensuing strategy.

The event was attended by 140+ participants, of whom 60% were women. Attendees represented a wide range of interests with urbanists, planners, service providers and advocates heavily represented. The day concluded with presentations to elected officials and key managers from the City and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. Facilitated dialogues operated under Chatham House Rule, thus this report summarizes general points.

The success of the Summit reflects the expertise and knowledge that arises from lived experience in community. The evaluations of the content after the event, both formal and anecdotal were highly  positive. This enthusiasm bodes well for the future of the city.

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VCPC Shaping Resiliency Summit Report