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EngagedCity_Cover Community connection and civic participation: reviewing the Final Report of Vancouver’s Engaged City Task Force

Earlier today, City Council heard a presentation on the Final Report of the Engaged City Taskforce. The Task Force was set up in October 2012, with a mandate (as noted in the Final Report) to “provide recommendations on how to increase... Continue reading »

April 2, 2014   |   0 comments
Credit / West End Mural Lessons in More Engaging Citizen Engagement

Photo Credit / West End Mural By Brent Toderian and Jillian Glover With cities seeking to involve diverse voices in city-making to get beyond “the usual suspects,” Vancouver urbanists Brent Toderian and Jillian Glover examine how cities in their region... Continue reading »

April 1, 2014   |   0 comments
IMG 2107 Improving Citizens’ Access to Speak to City Council

Earlier today, the VPSN submitted a letter to City Council – offering our support for a motion that would aim to improve citizens’ access to speak to City Council. The motion requested that City staff investigate best practices, consult with... Continue reading »

October 8, 2013   |   0 comments
VPSN Public Space News and Updates – October 5, 2013

VPSN UPCOMING ACTIVITIES Sunday, October 6 – Harbour Hop! HOLD THE DATE: Thursday, October 31 – Halloween SkyTrain Party VPSN RECAP PARK(ing) Day 2013 P.S. I Love You – A Public Space Photo Scavenger Hunt ENGAGE Saturday, October 5 –... Continue reading »

October 5, 2013   |   0 comments
IMG 2107 Making space for a more engaged city

Late last year, Mayor Gregor Robertson launched an initiative called the Engaged City Task Force – aimed at improving the way residents connect with one another and the City. The Task Force is comprised of all sorts of interesting folks,... Continue reading »

June 12, 2013   |   0 comments