Democratic Spaces: Democracy and Dialogue
Public space is a fundamental driver of democratic dialogue and the healthy exchange of ideas.
This is true whether the space in question is a park bench shared by friends, a utility pole stapled with the latest rally poster, or a council chamber receiving a presentation from a citizen's group.
The Vancouver Public Space Network's Democracy & Dialogue group works on projects that encourage the use of public space to foster discussion and debate on key issues of the day. We are also exploring ways to create new forums for the exchange of ideas.
Project Civil City - Debate and Dialogue
Our first project, a collaboration with the Surveillance & Security Working Group, will be a panel discussion on the City of Vancouver's Project Civil City initiative. The initiative, first developed by Mayor Sam Sullivan, features a broad package of goals, proposals and potential activities developed around public disorder and public safety. The discussion takes place Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at 7:00pm at Vancouver Public Library.
For more on this initiative, check out our Project Civil City page.
Our webpage for the 2008 Municipal Election - still in development