Virtual Panel Event - Closer to Home: The Case for Complete Neighbourhoods
Part of The Future We Want: The Change We Need, an event series hosted by the City of Vancouver in partnership with SFU.
Many of Vancouver's early-20th-century neighbourhoods include a mix of housing types, shops, schools, parks and more, allowing many residents’ needs to be met close to home. However, the legacy of planning for most neighbourhoods in Vancouver is one of exclusion and displacement based on income, race, ability and other elements of our identities. Today, many would argue that their neighbourhoods are not “complete.” As we look forward, the first question that the City must reconcile in completing its neighbourhoods is the fact that they are situated on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) land. Layered on this are other questions such as:
- What do neighbourhoods mean to Vancouverites?
- When is a neighbourhood “complete,” and does a more complete neighbourhood actually benefit residents?
- Can we prevent displacement as we accommodate change?
- What is our best thinking about how to meet diverse needs in our neighbourhoods?
- What has Vancouver missed or erased in the way we have planned and constructed our neighbourhoods in the past century, and what lessons from history can be employed to ensure more liveable neighbourhoods in the future?
- Does strengthening individual neighbourhoods strengthen the city overall?
This thought-provoking evening will feature a panel of knowledgeable presenters who think about neighbourhoods from different perspectives.
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My City, My Neighbourhood: Participatory Mapping Workshops (Online)
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