On April 8 and 9, 2011, representatives of Vancouver community organizations
and neighbourhood groups engaged in dialogue about how we can move more
sustainably into the future as a sustainable city of sustainable neighbourhoods.
This site has been set up to provide timely access to materials from the
Symposium and will be expanded over time.
Links to April 9 Discussion notes and outcomes (draft working papers):
Morning Session: 8 Questions leading to Strategies
Afternoon Session: 8 Strategies leading to Actions
Part 1: Setting the Framework Friday, April 8, 7 - 10 pm
- Ten local champions speak on key ingredients of sustainability for
- Share your ideas on what is essential to the sustainability of a
and on the City's definition of sustainability
Part 2: Identifying Strategies and Actions Saturday, April 9, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
- Hear success stories of neighbourhood/City collaborations for
sustainable development Videos
- World Café: brainstorm key strategies
- Lunch and refreshments
- Plenary session to prioritize actions
- Bring together community leaders from across the city and sectors
to brainstorm ideas for effectively integrating city-wide and
neighbourhood-based sustainability initiatives.
- Collectively identify from these ideas specific actions or strategies
that are most likely to be replicable and successful.
- Prioritize and select the top three to five actions and/or strategies
for further development.
The Commission will present the recommendations from the symposium to Council.
A Sustainable City of Sustainable Neighbourhoods is an initiative of the Vancouver City Planning Commission,
a Council-appointed volunteer advisory body, and not the City of Vancouver.