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A City of Sustainable Neighbourhoods: How Do We Get There?

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A City of Sustainable Neighbourhoods:  How Do We Get There?

Time: April 8, 2011 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Vancouver Public Library, Alice McKay Room
Street: 350 West Georgia Street
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map: http://vcpc.eventbrite.com/
Event Neighbourhood and Type: vancouver
Organized By: D King
Latest Activity: Apr 8, 2011

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Event Description

The Vancouver City Planning Commission invites you to an evening of exploration and celebration of what the idea of a sustainable neighbourhood means to Vancouver citizens.

How can neighbourhoods best contribute to the evolution of a sustainable Vancouver?

How can the City help neighbourhoods become more sustainable and livable?

The Program

Since the idea of sustainable development emerged as an international goal 30 years ago, it has been embraced by cities around the globe as a local imperative. How do we apply these ambitious aspirational goals at a neighbourhood level to achieve critical sustainability outcomes?

Commissioners will provide an introduction and overview of their initiative: A Sustainable City of Sustainable Neighbourhoods.

The highlight of the evening is a series of presentations in the Pecha Kucha format by representatives of some wonderful local organizations engaged in contributing to the livability and sustainability of their neighbourhoods.


The presenters’ themes represent some of the features that are essential to a sustainable neighbourhood. We invite your ideas about how we evolve as a city of sustainable neighbourhoods, to help set the framework for the evolving conversation.

How would you complete the statement: “A neighbourhood isn’t sustainable without  _____________ .”?

This event is the public portion of a symposium that continues on Saturday. Community organizations that work at neighbourhood and city-wide levels to enhance Vancouver’s livability, will brainstorm strategies and actions for collaboration on a sustainable future for our great city.

Presenting Organizations:

  • Avenue for/des Arts
  • BEST (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation)
  • Discovery Organics
  • Sandhog Creations
  • UBC Urban Design Students
  • United We Can
  • Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks
  • Vancouver Public Space Network
  • Windermere Secondary School
  • Women Elders In Action Society (WE*ACT)
  • Zero Waste Vancouver

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