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800 Robson Street Plaza Update

The 800 block of Robson Street is set to receive a complete makeover after Vancouver city council approved a $5.38-million budget to revamp the existing temporary plaza with a permanent design that acknowledges the high profile nature of the space and its usage for events and festivals....

DVA Community Health and Well-Being Timeline 2015-2016

November to December 2015, 7 Roundtables on Health & Well-Being through lens of each of 7 topics: Public Realm, Community, Economy, Food, Housing, Transportation, Substance Abuse. Since then the DVA process, in addition to monthly Board meetings, has been as follows: December 10, 2015: DVA AGM...

Planning Commentary on the New St. Paul’s Hospital

Through our community engagement over the last four years the DVA has extensively explored the inter-relationships between diverse professional interests in developing advocacy on critical community issues. We have primarily done this through our DVA “Quilting” process, where the overlay of insights gleaned from our...

DVA Directors Report – December 2015

DVA Directors Report  - December 2015 This time last year we thought we had done our heavy lifting.  But then the fun began!  We had determined that transportation was essential infrastructure like water, whose tap should not be choked off. We summarised that as transportation =...

Highlights from Roundtable 7: Substance Habituation

The DVA – Connecting the Dots: Towards Health and Wellbeing in our Communities… On December 10, 2015, the DVA held its seventh in a series of Metrocore Quilting roundtables exploring the connection between this year’s subject area Health and Wellbeing and some of the key components...

Highlights from Roundtable 5: Housing and Affordability

The DVA – Connecting the Dots: Towards Health and Wellbeing in our Communities… On December 8, 2015, the DVA held its fifth in a series of Metrocore Quilting roundtables exploring the connection between this year’s subject area Health and Wellbeing and some of the key components...

Highlights from Roundtable 4: Food Distribution

The DVA – Connecting the Dots: Towards Health and Wellbeing in our Communities… On December 3, 2015, the DVA held its fourth in a series of Metrocore Quilting roundtables exploring the connection between this year’s subject area Health and Wellbeing and some of the key components...

Highlights from Roundtable 3: Building Community in Vibrant Neighbourhoods

The DVA - Connecting the Dots: Towards Health and Wellbeing in our Communities… On November 26, 2015, the DVA held its third in a series of Metrocore Quilting roundtables exploring the connection between this year’s subject area Health and Wellbeing and some of the key components...

Highlights from Roundtable 2: Jobs and Economy in Vibrant Neighbourhoods

The DVA - Connecting the Dots: Towards Health and Wellbeing in our Communities… On November 17, 2015, the DVA held its second in a series of Metrocore Quilting roundtables exploring the connection between this year’s subject area Health and Wellbeing and some of the key components...

DVA Metrocore Quilt: 2015 Roundtable Schedule

With community in mind, the Downtown Vancouver Association wants to canvass people from a diversity of backgrounds in order to ‘connect the dots’ on key urban issues. Our goal is to envision and enact a better working MetroCore for Vancouver. Our immediate aim is to...